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Respecting Participants in Privacy-related User Studies

I was in Darmstadt for Privacy and Security Week last week to present Simply Secure's work on ethics in user research at HotPETS. You can check out the paper and slides on GitHub.Resources for ethical researchIn 2015, we did a field study that we named Straight Talk: New Yorkers on... (Read more)

Don't Let Color Drown Out Your Message

Visual design makes for compelling software; learn about color and how to choose a persuasive color scheme.

Illustrated Quick-start Intro to Wireframing

If you're new to UX design, wireframing is a powerful tool to understand how users experience your software. People with technical backgrounds benefit from wireframing because it forces them to take a step back from their coding mentality. Rather than focusing on the technical architecture, wireframing exposes the user-experience structure:... (Read more)

Talking Across The Divide: Designing For More Than "It's Secure"

This list of questions about the security features of software can help UX professionals collaborate with security experts.

Safeguarding Research Participants With A Bill Of Rights

In this installment of our series on resources for field research, we discuss the participant's bill of rights. Additional resources include screeners and model releases for photography.Why Consent MattersField research such as interviews and observations are an important part of Human-Centered Design. As important as learning about first-person, lived experiences... (Read more)