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One cannot skip cutscenes in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

You've been warned.

"'Cyberbullying is a huge problem!' Yes, but not because it is hurtful, HA! no one cares about your feelings—but because criticism makes women want to be more private—and the privacy of the women is bad.

"The women have to be online, they do most of the clicking and receive most of the clicks. Anonymous cyberbullying is a barrier to increasing consumption, it's gotta go."

Spoilers for The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories 

"designers are encouraged to make stuff up – to bullshit – to give the appearance of having thought every last detail through. We thus end up rating designers as much on their ability to post-hoc rationalise their work as on the quality of the work."

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"The nature of the grift then is a system that encourages interaction and UX designers to provide empirical or theoretical basis for their decisions but often fails to examine the quality of that empirical or theoretical basis.

"It could just be bullshit, but as long as it is internally consistent bullshit then the 'backs up designs with facts' box can be ticked."

"P values have always had critics. In their almost [90 years] of existence, they have been likened to mosquitoes (annoying and impossible to swat away), the emperor's new clothes (fraught with obvious problems that everyone ignores) and the tool of a “sterile intellectual rake” who ravishes science but leaves it with no progeny.

"One researcher suggested rechristening the methodology 'statistical hypothesis inference testing', presumably for the acronym it would yield."

🦆This is a cross-post from Twitter, its contents might suck 🦆 

TIL: In 2013, Norman re-wrote much of his book, The Psychology of Everyday Things, and changed the Action Cycle.

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Twitter, mild confrontation with police 

do you like System Shock 1 and also extreme minutiae? well you're in luck because i finally got around to filling out my floppy-vs-CD differences writeup with much more stuff that nobody in their right mind would have ever noticed or bothered documenting

Good art does not necessarily come from good people.

"The growing inaccessibility of science"


"Access options"


"There's a hammer that makes everything look like a nail—even things that aren't and shouldn't be."

"But if you take away the hammer, what will we hit all these nails with!?"


Ad-supported health-records software was pushing opioids—illegally 

Personas are probably more misleading than they should be; might be a good idea to abstract them to the point of just enumerating user goals—at which point, why even use "personas?"

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"Persona creator, Alan Cooper, claims that personas don’t contain demographic data and that demographics are antithetical to personas.

"He is wrong. Personas not only contain demographics data, but their design causes viewers to focus on demographics."

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