Words for Increment Magazine
Applying design thinking to security practices can create a better, more secure experience.
There exists a pervasive myth in the tech industry: that usability and security are mutually exclusive. A widespread notion that making something secure inherently makes it hard to use, and making something easy to use inherently makes it less secure. In fact, the opposite is true. Good user experience design and good security cannot exist without each other. A secure system must be controllable, reliable, and hence usable. A usable system reduces…
Words for UX Collective
There is a common misconception about digital designers. It’s that our job is to make something look good.
Now don’t get me wrong—making something look good is very much a part of what we do. And in our age of technology, there’s little limit and much opportunity to what we can do. But visual design is the last, and often most straightforward, part. It’s something I’ve begun to realise the longer I work as a designer: the variety and importance of all the other design tasks that come before I’ve even given a fleeting thought to how it looks…
This week I’m hanging out in my hometown of New Plymouth. It’s Chinese New Year, which means I come home and participate in the annual feast of dumplings, whole fish, pork meatballs, and honestly a ludicrous amount of dishes for five people.
I deleted Twitter and Instagram off my phone.
As I’m writing this, I am procrastinating a large list of mind-numbingly simple tasks. (They’ve been hanging around so long they’re positively fermenting.)
I once gave a talk to a room full of women about enjoying problematic media.
I had to have been around nine or ten years old when I was frequenting some local forums. I stumbled upon a post. Someone started a thread: what is the meaning of life?
Exercise. Dreaded, dreaded exercise. As a Standard Nerd, it won’t come as a surprise that I have never been, how you say, mobile, much in life.
We’ve all heard about this, right? Devices are designed to keep us addicted. Websites are designed to hijack the pleasure centres of our brain. They’ve trained us to expect novelty all the time.
I have never slept well. I’ve tried pretty much everything there is to try to have something that even mildly resembles a consistent sleep schedule.
Over the past few years I’ve noticed that my life is full of bad habits. Habits that were destroying my health, stifling my creativity, and hijacking my brain onto constant cycles of anxiety and mania.
I was once a cool girl.
And we’re back. This theme for this issue of HVNGRY is perspective, and it’s something easily forgotten in the busy hustle and bustle of each day. When I think of the word, the first thing that pops into my head is this photograph
Last week I came across some questions from high school students about string theory, dark energy, and multiverses.