But the greatest wild card of all in all the data, and the most precious piece of information for any happiness engineer hoping to solve any ticket, is the customer’s own perception of what is wrong. And the gap between what people think is wrong and what is actually wrong can be quite far indeed.
Scott Berkun – The Year Without Pants.
If you think of onboarding not as pointing out the weak parts in your interface, but instead as the holistic approach to delivering more value to more signups, then it becomes extremely clear that your onboarding experience must keep pace with the evolution of your product and the evolution of the market it serves.
User Onboarding Isn’t a Feature.
Much of the criticism and feedback artists hear is really about the wish of the critic to describe a different work, not necessarily a better one.
How Do You Know When You’re Done? by Scott Berkun.
That’s what this kind of preservation work does. It gunks up our machines. It makes us rethink what we believed about our history.
Dust to Digital, assembling folk music archives of the American South.
The worst assumption I could make would be that I have it all together. That I have it all worked out and never have to change my lifestyle, habits, or work routines.
Living proof that focus and diligence are moving targets by Shawn Blanc.
The sharing-economy companies are not a way to temper capitalism (and its tendency to generate selfish individualists); they just allow it to function more expediently.
Authentic sharing, by Rob Horning.
Best, Propst believed, would be to join the panels at 120º angles. But his customers realised that they could squeeze more people in if they constructed cubes. A rigid 90º connector was therefore designed to join a panel to one, two or three more. Thus was born the cubicle, and Propst came to be known as its creator. He was horrified.
Inside The Box, a brief history of office design.