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

How design can manipulate and coerce you online.

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.

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.

Laws of UX v2.0

A look into the first redesign of Laws of UX

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.

Green by Default

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

WeTransfer Ideas Report 2020

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

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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).

User Onboarding: Is HEY Email Worth It?

The founders at Basecamp thought it was time to give emails a renewed experience with HEY. Let’s look at their user onboarding!

Peak-End Rule

People judge an experience largely based on how they felt at its peak and end, rather than the total sum or average of every moment of the experience.

Coronavirus UX: How Dashboard Designs Can Impact Your Perception

Dashboard design can greatly influence our perception of COVID-19. Discover the strategies to make your visuals communicate the right information.

Exploring the 5 levels of Maslow's hierarchy of (UX) needs

Back in 1943, the American psychologist Abraham Maslow published his "A Theory of Human Motivation".

What is a mental model and how does it relate to user experience?

Just think about when you first interact with a website or an app.

User experience and cognitive load: when less is more

Have you ever been overwhelmed by a restaurant menu with way too many dishes and options?

The Loss Of Micro-Privacy

How small design changes rewrote the rules of messaging and how we feel about one another.