• A hot summer ahead: Web community events in Germany

    May is going to be an event-laden month for the web design community in Germany.

  • The week in quotes (2019W06)

    Web micropayments, Zuboff vs. Marx, Facebook as internet antithesis, vestigial friendships, and self-engineered devastation.

  • Reply to a Tweet by Aral Balkan

    For WordPress sites, another data-minimalist stats tool (no personal data, no cookies) is Statify by Pluginkollektiv (also the makers of the privacy-friendly Akismet alternative Antispam Bee)

  • The UX design case of closed captions for everyone

    Are video subtitles chiefly for users who cannot hear or lack an audio device?

  • The week in quotes (2019W05)

    Access to creating on the web, ethics in CS ed, abusability testing, and the loss of the human self.

  • Bookmark: Exclusive Design

    The first time I heard about Vasilis van Gemert’s experiment, in the lead-up to his talk at beyond tellerrand Berlin 2017, I openly admit it took me a moment to get my head around the idea. The thinking he applies to challenge and extend prevailing perspectives of “inclusion” can appear somewhat counter-intuitive at first, given […]

  • The week in quotes (2019W04)

    Free speech vs. attention, moral blindness, life without Amazon, GDPR fines, and climate change.

  • The week in quotes (2019W03)

    Accessibility personas, privacy in open source, dignity, selfish intimacy, and learning exhaust.

  • NYT axed behavioural ads in EU – a case of privacy UX paying off?

    Cutting back on privacy-invading ad tech, the NYT managed to increase their EU ad revenue. A significant finding - and proof for privacy-centred UX thinking to pay off?

  • Reply to a post by Jeremy Keith

    I full-heartedly agree with Jeremy: print stylesheets are one more feature of universal website design, and they go together rather well with QR codes ...no matter how ugly, abused and underused they are.

  • The week in quotes (2019W02)

    Toxic metrics, ethics of performance, e-mail tracking, research questions, financialised humans, silence, and user stories.

  • Video of my talk at WUD Hamburg (in German)

    The video recording of my talk on privacy as UX from Nov 2018 ("Datenschutz als User Experience") is now available online.

  • Bookmark: Design Ethics and the Limits of the Ethical Designer

    This essay is an important contribution to the discussion of what exactly is "ethical" design and how it affects the design profession.

  • 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    70 years ago today, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted. Article 12 grants protection of privacy.

  • Discussing design ethics at World Usability Day Hamburg 2018

    This year's World Usability Day featured "Design for Good or Evil", and I got the opportunity to attend the Hamburg edition of this always-inspiring global community event. With a topic so close to my heart, it was great to attend a range of sessions surrounding design ethics and meet interesting people.

  • I got “sketchnoted”!

    Big thank you to Ania Groß for this souvenir from Hamburg.

  • Rail travelers need web accessibility, too!

    Using train WiFi on a Deutsche Bahn train is a great example how accessibility efforts (here: image alt text on Twitter) benefit everybody.

  • Links und Quellen zu meinem Talk beim World Usability Day Hamburg 2018

    [In German] Sources and mentioned resources from my talk on "Privacy as UX" at the World Usability Day 2018 in Hamburg/Germany.

  • User-centred transparency design for privacy – Part II: Content design

    This follow-up on the "layered approach" discusses the EDPB guidelines’ suggestions for shaping the transparency information itself: content, language, accessibility, intelligibility, etc.

  • Reposting a Tweet by World Usability Day

    8 Nov is World Usability Day – the 2018 motto is “Design for Good or Evil”. I am thrilled about being invited to present on “Privacy as UX” at the WUD Hamburg/Germany (event in German), and excited for a day of inspiring talks and people!