Marvel Comics and the Future of UI

I’m catching up on Agents of Shield, and (not a spoiler) there’s a robot (technically an Android, as she looks human)  in a recent Season 4 episode. She’s a nearly-perfect humanesque Android, and her creator pronounces she has come “through the Uncanny Valley and out the other side!” She’s any techie’s dream creation – ideally,…

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Unsubscribe

Over at UX Booth, author Katharine Bierce recently wrote about email notification design strategies. One issue she identified in far too many emails is the “unsubscribe” link, and the variety of ways companies utilize it. Often, that unsubscribe link takes users anywhere but an unsubscribe page: “When I clicked on the “unsubscribe” option at the bottom of an…

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“Almost” isn’t Good Enough

This morning a client made a common copy request:  “We need to change the phrase ‘we work on all devices’ to instead say ‘we work on almost all devices.’” Does “we work on almost all devices” tell the truth? Yes. Is it a sentence we should include on a website? No. Liar Liar, Pants on Fire…

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