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Design, Digested 44 – UX of a monopoly, Sabbath mode, buttons

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

🔗 Read the case study Ticketmaster: the UX of a true monopoly on Built for Mars

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

🔗 Read the article Has design become too dogmatic? on Fast Company

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.

🔗 Read the article Should the confirmation button come first or last? on Medium

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.

🔗 Visit the website Design patterns for mental health

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

🔗 Read the article Sabbath mode and assistive technology features on Eric Bailey’s website

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