Design and artifice Archives - Joohn Choe

Removing The Fail Button: Behavioral Economics and User Interface Design

After listening to talks by a number of field-leading visual designers and data scientists over the past month and being “that one irritating guy in the audience asking questions”, I’ve noticed something strange: Mention machine data, big data, IoT or any other trendy tech topic and their eyes will glaze over slightly and they’ll kick […]

The archteypal 'user'. (Getty Images: 25th September 1968: An operator using London Airport's operations computer 'Boadicea', the British Overseas Airways Digital Information Computer for Electronic Automation.

‘User experience’ in big data: Hype vs. substance

The first computer I ever used was an 80286 with a 5 megabyte hard disk and an EGA card. It ran on MS-DOS 4.0. Today, I use a two-generation-old iPhone 4S. It has orders of magnitude more power and connectivity than the first computer I ever used and it’s smaller, but what makes it truly […]

Software As Weapon: Questioning the Dominant Paradigm of Software-As-Tool

“It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles. If you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one. If you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single […]