On this issue: UX of a monopoly, Sabbath mode, buttons and more.
Ticketmaster: the UX of a true monopoly
Ticketmaster, who merged with Live Nation in 2010, control more than 70% of the ticketing market. In short; they’re a monopoly. Peter Ramsey
Has design become too dogmatic?
Every field has them: those seemingly nonnegotiable beliefs that have been anointed by industry pioneers as truth. Within UX, this dogma has taken many forms. The fetishization of simplicity. The insistence on five users for usability testing. The strict adherence to the hexagons of design thinking. Passed down from generation to generation, these ideas guide (and constrict) our design practice, despite how little some have been substantiated. Alba Villamil
Should the confirmation button come first or last?
Several arguments support the multiple placement configurations of call-to-action buttons. Let’s see some best practices to help you to minimize possible issues.
Design patterns for mental health
The Mental Health Patterns Library is a resource for those involved in developing and delivering digital mental health support. It’s designed to encourage learning and the sharing of best practice.
Sabbath mode and assistive technology features
There’s a secret mode that comes with almost all large ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, and other large kitchen appliances. It is called Sabbath mode, and there is a very specific reason it is provided by the manufacturer. Eric Bailey
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