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.


Apparent Suicide by Young Adult Linked to Poor App User Experience

June 25, 2020

A family is looking for answers after a 20-year-old college student apparently committed suicide after potentially misinterpreting the UI (user interface) and UX (user experience) of the Robinhood trading app, believing he had just lost nearly $750,000 in options trading.


Reader's Corner No. 104: The OS Keeping NYC Subway System Alive, 3 Lessons in Branding, and Why You Keep Plugging that USB Stick in Wrong

June 21, 2019

Find out why you always plug your USB stick in upside down on the first try, learn more about the "vintage technology" keeping the NYC subway system alive, and check your design knowledge by seeing how many of these three AIGA branding lessons you already know.


Reader’s Corner No. 78: How to Build a Low-Tech Website, 11 Great Examples of Ecommerce Nav, and the Next Iteration of Vue.js

October 11, 2018

Our featured article of the day is a how-to guide on energy efficient, low-tech web design. Then a great depiction of the exceptional navigational designs of various e-commerce websites, and lastly a sneak peek of what’s coming in the next major version of Vue.