This has been really useful (including the rabbithole of links I went down). We track insights but just being able classify them as either tactical or strategic, and seeing them on that spectrum, adds just another layer of utility. Great suggestion.
100%. This is sort of the point I was trying to come around to, too. I honestly was using the observer’s paradox as a hook, but definitely didn’t intend to suggest that we shouldn’t even try. Great point ❤. When I get a sec I’ll see if I can make an edit and make my point clear (and shout you out too for calling me on it).
I host a little community on library user experience and one of the webinars we’d had done was Writing For the User Experience by Rebecca Blakiston (https://blog.libux.co/writing-for-the-user-experience-with-rebecca-blakiston-6f059121379e).
Additionally, shameless self-plug, I do a little UX podcast called Metric (www.metricpodcast.com) that’s infrequent but — imho — consistently good ❤.
Probably not! Your expectations are shaped by convention. You’re used to behavior of the sum-all of the sites you visit. The question I’m asking folks to ask of themselves is whether the users you design a service around expect the same thing.
Good question. Without adding a
target attribute to link, you — the user on a phone — have a few options: you can tap the link to open in the same window, or you can long-press the link to have some options appear to open in a new window, open in an incognito window, share it, etc.
Hey there. I think it’s great you’re so impassioned about this. A lot of folks don’t think very hard about how links behave in their app, so just having an argument one way or the other shows that you’re thinking about that end-user.
Here’s what I said:
So, my argument is super conservative. It’s…
This is a super idea. This was my first time putting together and edited transcript for the podcast, so by the time I was done making it readable I was like — ugggh — I never want to see this again : ).
I want to throw-in with a comment not so much about the content — although I’m a fan and tweeted out a highlight — but honestly just to say how much I liked and appreciated all the links out and the kind nod to the conversation that sort of sparked this writeup. It just hit me in a wow-this-has-good-vibes kind of way, so I just wanted to leave kudos.