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A look at the usability of TeuxDeux

TeuxDeux is a “simple, designy, to-do app”.

I use it because it does exactly what it says it does. It’s intuitive, uncluttered and useful. In terms of usability heuristics, it checks all the boxes regarding learnability, efficiency, memorability, errors and satisfaction.

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A little more conversation, a little less action.

Conversational AI poses an interesting challenge to the traditional way we think about information architecture.

Take Cleo, for example. Cleo is an “intelligent assistant for your money”. Its closest equivalent is probably something like Mint. Once you connect your bank account, Cleo allows you to review your spending, manage your budgets and set savings goals (among other things).

The app uses Facebook Messenger as a base; users interact with it by asking ‘Cleo’ questions, much like you would with a real person.

“3… 2… 1… Ideate!”

Time: 2 hours; Goal: Empathize, Define, Ideate and Prototype to design an ATM for children.

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1. Empathize

What is an ATM?

An ATM is an Automatic Banking Machine. In many ways, it’s a substitute for a human bank teller. An ATM allows you to use your debit/credit card and a secure PIN to access your banking information. Most ATMs allow you to withdraw money, deposit money, transfer money, view your account balance and pay bills. By using an ATM you may be able to manage your money better, (e.g. …

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