Book Reviews

Rethinking Users: How a Detailed Look at User Archetypes Can Change Your Outlook on EcoSystems by Michael Youngblood, Benjamin J. Chesluk, & Nadeem Haidary,BIS Publishers, 2021

Book reviewer Paula Rosecky, who is both a facilitator and coach, uses the context of a plane ride to share how Rethinking Users: How a Detailed Look at User Archetypes Can Change Your Outlook on EcoSystems, by Michael Youngblood, Benjamin J. Chesluk, and Nadeem Haidary, expands the reader’s view of user design. […]

Global

Usability Testing with Corner Store Owners in Pakistan: A How-To (and How-Not-To) Guide

When researching within the fast-and-loose world of corner store owners in Pakistan, Western design principles and User Experience research methodologies often do not apply. Issues such as cramped spaces in stores, cracked phone screens, dialect differences, and a target of technology novices can derail your research. Based on personal experience, Usama Waheed (co-founder at dli5) explains why many traditional UX techniques do not work in these situations and then shares UX methods he has developed to adapt to this market […]