World Usability Day 2020

November 12, 2020

Today is World Usability Day, an annual reminder to “promote the values of usability, usability engineering, user-centered design, universal usability, and every user's responsibility to ask for things that work better.” This year’s theme is Human-Centered AI, and hopefully not the murder-death-kill machine variety of Artificial Intelligence.


Someone is using A.I. generated faces and fake author accounts to publish strong political opinion pieces

July 13, 2020

Thanks to the evolution and accessibility of artificial intelligence tools, it appears that propaganda machines are getting smarter. This story is a very light example of how artificial intelligence can have real-world consequences, however unintended they might be.


Reader's Corner No. 102: An Introduction to Neural Networks, Taking a Stand Against Free Project Pitching, New Adobe Copyright Regulations

June 7, 2019

Staff article submissions will introduce you to the basic functioning of neural networks, have you questioning the industry practice of demanding free pitching for client projects, and catch you up with Adobe's new copyright regulations.


Reader’s Corner No. 94: Why CAPTCHA Has Gotten So Difficult, Evan You's Preview of Vue.js 3.0, and The Power of a Good Science Illustration

February 7, 2019

Why CAPTCHA has gotten so difficult (interesting read!), a preview of Vue.js 3.0 by Evan You, and an in-depth interview with the senior graphics editor behind a popular American science magazine.