03 05 2019
Posted by Vidhi Goel
5 Stages of Cat-Centered Design

I never wondered about cat furniture design until recently. I took care of my friend’s cat for the past two weeks while he was out of town. To be a...

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30 04 2019
Posted by Kate Carey
Can ethical algorithms exist?

We’re re-upping our commitment to Design Justice and want to publish more about our Design Justice Reading Circle. In a recent, very timely meeting, we discussed the intersection of government...

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25 04 2019
Posted by Kate Carey
Lessons from Hosting Contextual Inquiry Workshops

At EchoUser, we pride ourselves on staying curious and constantly honing our craft. That’s why we launched a new professional development initiative at the beginning of this year, to continue...

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01 02 2018
Posted by Rawan
UX ≠ Minimalism

To the layman, overzealous college entrepreneur, or misguided professional, the thought of UX might bring to mind simplistic design, sleek look-and-feel, and minimalist UI. Basically, what they think of is...

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19 01 2018
Posted by Rawan
Boosting Product-Market Fit with UX

Product-market fit is an indicator of your product's likelihood of success in the real world. Although its metrics can be quite elusive, it's almost always definitive of your product's health...

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15 01 2018
Posted by Echouser Team
Communicating the Value of UX

Every now and then, we gather as a team to consider current and contested topics in UX design and research. Part of what we love about our discussions is the...

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27 10 2017
Posted by Echouser Team
Designing Avatars for Cats

National Cat Day is on October 29th -- and we’re already celebrating. At EchoUser, our pets have a special place in our hearts. Jie Tang, experience designer and pet enthusiast,...

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28 08 2017
Posted by Rawan
Designing Avatars for Dogs

August 26 marked an auspicious occasion: National Dog Day! ‘Tis a joyous day, one for us to celebrate the pups and paws that fill our homes with companionship and our...

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13 07 2017
Posted by Navarre Joseph
3 Things to Consider When Taking On an Enterprise Design Project

Enterprise applications are the tools of industrial-grade data movement. They don’t just move information -- say, funds -- from a user’s checking account to a vendor’s checking account; this is...

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05 06 2017
Posted by Yi-Ying Lin
Design Inclusive Machine Learning

“Alexa, play Explosions in the Sky on Spotify.” “Alexa, what’s the weather now?” “Alexa, wake me up at 7:30.” Since getting Amazon Echo Dot, aka Alexa, I talk to her...

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