After reading “The Algorithmic Leader” I still had a lot of questions about AI and being a leader. I thought about the frequent flyer programs that Airlines have and the game that users play.

An Airline may create an algorithm to prioritize seating, upgrades, standby, who gets kicked off the…


Designers and developers are supposed to solve problems. I started my career as developer, when I was 11 years old writing code in QBASIC. Enamored by the possibilities of computers, I wanted to find a way to express this passion, I got Borland C++ builder and built mock point of…


Sometimes in our careers we get stuck without knowing it. Think of all the failed restaurants in Kitchen Nightmares where Chef Ramsey is trying to get these people to wake up to reality and people cry and panic. Yes, it can be emotional. But in real life and outside of…


I say I’m a UX designer with an empathetic tech mindset, but what does that really mean? To be honest i’m still discovering it, but that’s my best definition of me so far.

Empathy —shared understanding of others. All business problems are human problems at their core.

Design— “problem solving”…


Last week I had a root canal which went great…but on Saturday I started to notice tingling in my lips. Oh god… I got a coldsore, and it was probably caused, somewhat by the root canal.

I had a bad experience from the last coldsore, going to the doctor, paying…


I have been in my current role for almost 2 years, my first design job since the UX immersive. It took a lot of patience, with constant distractions taking my eye off the prize of doing full-on UX. Finally we are doing user research. …


Empathy is a huge part of the design process. Why? You cannot just look at analytics or big data in isolation. It’s thin data, it lacks human context it lacks cultural meaning, more importantly it can only look at what has happened in the past. It cannot predict unknowns, only…


Last week I was given a sales page design with over 15 different font sizes, and only with the desktop view with the intention that it could just be made mobile friendly :) with a simple switch. …


I had a meeting with my manager about my 2017 goals, and was told they are too tactical. At the moment it seemed to make sense, but when I sat down to write them, I got so frustrated and thought to myself “shouldn’t some executive be making these goals?” No…


Something that is designed or (not designed) will shape human behavior. But does it shape values?

A while back I was in a PhD program in hardware security and I had the luxury of taking a part of this course: Values Embodied in Information and Communication Technologies.

This course that…

Corey Malone

Developer turned UX. Like to ask big questions. Love traveling, coffee and great food.

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