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How Storytelling Can Help User Experience Designers

This week’s guest post comes from Sarah Doody, a designer and product strategist I’ve long admired. For years, Sarah has shared her expertise on design, productivity and communication in such places as UX Magazine and her blog and weekly newsletter, the latter of which are two of my favorite resources for UX and product inspiration (I never know what […]


The Science of Happy Design: An Interview with Pamela Pavliscak

I had the pleasure to talk to researcher and data scientist, Pamela Pavliscak, to talk about how technology affects happiness, understanding how to measure happiness, and, of course, our love of ModCloth. Her research is part deep dive interviews, part social science experiments, part data science. She founded Change Sciences to help companies like Ally, NBC […]

Q&A on The Science of Happiness with Positive Psychologist, Sara Oliveri

Sara Oliveri is one of fewer than 250 people in the world to earn her Master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology – the scientific study of optimal human functioning. The goal of positive psychologists is to discover and promote the conditions that allow individuals, relationships, and organizations to thrive. Working as a coach, she uses […]

The ROI* of UX Design

I often think I repeat “you get what you pay for” like a mantra to myself as justification to spend more than I should on a home air purifier with a filter developed with NASA to be used on manned mission to Mars or fair-trade, single origin, micro-roasted coffee beans (really, what does that all mean?). Sometimes, […]

How to Improve UX with Machine Leaning: A Wonderful Lesson from Netflix and More

Netflix instant streaming is both one of the best and the worst products to be developed in the recent years. Best, because its helped make sitting at home for eight hours on a Saturday, binge watching the latest “water cooler TV” almost feel productive. And I LOVE being productive (especially while sitting motionless and eating cookies by the […]

User Happiness: what is it, why should you care about it, and how can you measure it?

When designing a website or product, user happiness is a simple concept that becomes far more complicated in practice. When a product is designed beautifully, everybody wins. When your product enriches your users’ lives in some meaningful way, they can become brand advocates, are more patient when the occasional issue arises and pay for your […]