For someone who plays video games a lot, I realize how easy it is to get sucked into a game and play for hours at a time, but this can be a problem if you are playing a game INTENTIONALLY designed to be played for hours at a time.
How design can manipulate and coerce you into doing what websites want.
Barbara Campbell was walking through a New York City subway station during rush hour when her world abruptly went dark.
Straight2Spam generates invisible text that you can paste into your e-mails so that they (hopefully) get caught in the recipient’s spam folder. I can see how this could be useful.
Perhaps like you, I naively started out thinking that Google Slides was just a poorly maintained product suffering from some questionable foundational decisions made ages ago that worshipped at the shrine of PowerPoint and which have never since been revisited, but now, after having had to use it so much in the past year, I believe that Google Slides is actually just trolling me.Google Slides is Actually Hilarious | by Laura Javier | Medium
Death by a thousand cuts.
Growing up in Singapore, I am exposed to cultural influences from the West as well as the East. I use Western apps like Pinterest as well as its Chinese close equivalent 小红书 (Xiao Hong Shu). There are definitely differences in the digital products’ user experience and here are some of my thoughts:A few UI differences between Chinese and English apps | by Megan Ng | UX Collective
Meta is testing an artificial intelligence system that lets people build parts of virtual worlds by describing them, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off a prototype at a live event today. Proof of the concept, called Builder Bot, could eventually draw more people into Meta’s Horizon “metaverse” virtual reality experiences. It could also advance creative AI tech that powers machine-generated art.A Meta prototype lets you build virtual worlds by describing them – The Verge
Everyday Experiments is a project by Space10 and Ikea that explores how new technologies will impact our homes and how we live.
I particularly like their Invisible Roommates, which provides an anthropomorphized AR view into the invisible connections between the gadgets and doodads in our homes. Reminds me of Ericsson’s Social Web of Things from 10 years ago.