Posts Tagged ‘Privacy’

Something fairly insignificant happened on the train the other day, when it occurred to me there is something wrong with the way we think about (and design for) privacy. It wasn’t long after the introduction of the “OV-chipkaart”: an electronic payment system for public transport in the Netherlands. I was minding my own business, when […]


If your Twitter timeline has been flooded with paper.li messages recently, you are not the only one. The service that converts your timeline into a ‘daily newspaper’ is incredibly popular which makes perfect sense from a UX perspective. The service gives the user a preview of the content behind the link. This makes it easier […]


Last week, the developers of “Diaspora”, an open source alternative to Facebook released the code of their application. Responses were mixed. Some found security issues, others critiqued the AGPL license, while many others merely expressed their excitement. Many people would like to see a project like Diaspora to be a success, if only because of its David […]