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growth.design

Adobe: The Psychology of User Offboarding

Discover the user offboarding tactics used by Adobe, and how to design a subscription cancellation flow without relying on unethical dark patterns.

uxdesign.cc

Game design: dark patterns that keep you hooked

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.

uxplanet.org

6 Ways to Reduce Cognitive Demand When Designing UX

Decision fatigue is a popular term used to describe when people have made too many decisions over a specific period.

jonyablonski.com

Cognitive Bias and the Design Process

A look at the systematic errors in thinking that affects decisions and judgment during the design process.

uxplanet.org

How OnlyFans Design Hooks You Up

Today you will learn how OnlyFans onboards new customers, creates habit loops, drives our behavior, and hooks us up.

growth.design

The Psychology of Clubhouse’s User Retention (…and churn)

Clubhouse’s growth has skyrocketed... but can it keep its users? This case study digs into the psychology behind its user retention challenge.

nature.com

Adding is favoured over subtracting in problem solving

People tend to solve problems by adding features.

vox.com

Dark patterns, the tricks websites use to make you say yes, explained

How design can manipulate and coerce you online.

uxdesign.cc

Psychological principles every product designer should know

It isn’t a mystery that a large part of delivering a highly successful user experience is understanding what the customer wants/needs.

uxdesign.cc

The FOMO is real: UX patterns capitalizing on human misery

FOMO is defined as the apprehension that one is either not in-the-know or missing out on information, events, experiences, or decisions.

jonyablonski.com

Laws of UX v2.0

A look into the first redesign of Laws of UX

growth.design

The Scary Future Of Instagram

Instagram’s vision to share our world through beautiful photos is a thing of the past. Ethical dilemmas are blatant and need our utmost attention.

blr.design

Green by Default

This simple psychological trick could vastly reduce tech’s carbon footprint.

ideasreport.com

WeTransfer Ideas Report 2020

WeTransfer asked 35,000 people from almost every country on the planet how a global pandemic affected their creative ideas.

uxplanet.org

How TikTok Design Hooks You Up

Today you will learn how TikTok onboards new customers, creates habit loops, drives our behavior, and hooks us up to keep using the app.

growth.design

How To Properly Apply Jobs-To-Be-Done To User Onboarding

Jobs-to-be-done are often misused (or not used at all!) This case study shows you the critical impact it can have on Headspace's user onboarding.

azumbrunnen.me

The power of unfinished · How to get more done and create work that gets noticed

A deep dive into the psychological advantages of unfinished work, and how we can leverage it to get more done.

growth.design

The Psychology of Misinformation During the 2020 U.S. Elections

This case study shows you the psychological principles that make people spread misinformation on social media (and how that could be improved).

kooslooijesteijn.net

Design better by avoiding your cognitive biases

Can you outsmart your brain? Seven biases that mess up your designs and what you can do against them.

growth.design

The Psychology Behind TikTok’s Addictive Feed

This TikTok case study shows you the psychological principles that make their video feed so addictive (and how that could be made more humane).