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Spotify loves seamless ZIP codes

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When A.I. Falls in Love

What happens when you feed an A.I natural-language system a prompt of text and ask it to write a "Modern love" column? It turns into a story that comes off better, at times, than what many people are managing to make a living doing.

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The Covid-19 Baby Bust, by the Numbers

During the pandemic, there have been many jokes about the spike in babies born as a result of boredom and couples being locked away together. The reality is that there will likely be 300,000 to 500,000 fewer babies born in the US as a result of the pandemic. Due to the increased uncertainty, many prospective parents will put off having a new kid until things start to stabilise.

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We need to stop fixating on designing “seamless” experiences

As web designers, we're told that the experiences we design and build should be seamless. The truth is that adding a bit of friction actually improves a user's experience with the product. We need to consider the process and journey a user will take and understand the various seams we could introduce to help users better accomplish the tasks they are there to do.

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What the ZIP in ZIP Code Really Means

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10 Misconceptions on UX

We have some misconceptions about what proper, or good, UX is. This quiz challenges our ideas and does so in an entertaining way. What's your score going to be?

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How Bad is Your Spotify?

We all assume that our music taste is great. This artificial intelligence probably thinks otherwise. See how it will judge your taste in music based on what other people also listen to. Not for the faint of heart.

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