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Dark Patterns

Paul Boag has a nice series of articles and video on website conversions manipulative practices known as Dark Patterns. Dark Patterns and Aggressive Persuasion – 3 Reasons to Avoid!

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Website Accessibility Services

I included basic accessibility as part of my website usability reviews starting in 2001. That was when I was still moonlighting as an SEO, who branched off into usability and blended the two standards and methods into what I called “Holistic SEO and UX”. Today, I am certified in several areas of web site accessibility, providing WCAG and Section 508 assistance to website owners. As more companies understand the conversions value of inclusive design for usability, SEO and accessibility, they seek someone to guide them on best practices. Quick Accessibility Check for Peace of Mind I provide an affordable Website…

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Choice Architecture and Nudges

Interesting articles. Should Governments Nudge Us to Make Good Choices? ” In the past five years several governments have begun to guide people toward making better choices—for themselves and for society—by using behavioral science research. Scientists refer to choice architecture interventions that push people toward a certain outcome as “nudges.” “ Why Are People Ignoring Expert Warnings?—Psychological Reactance “Increasingly, experts are branded cultural elites who snobbishly look down on the common man. This makes reactance a convenient way to stick it to the elites who are trying to stifle our freedom by dictating to the masses.” Ted Talk – The…

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Assistance Doesn’t Need to be Technical

Blind and low vision people who want help from people can reach out to Be My Eyes. “Be My Eyes is a free mobile app with one main goal: to make the world more accessible for blind and low-vision people. The app connects blind and low-vision individuals with sighted volunteers and companies from all over the world through a live video call. ” — About bemyeyes.com

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The User is Out There Project

This website is a work in progress. I use it as a test site and knowledge base. That means, it is not done. I have over 20 years of web stuff stockpiled in various online databases and home computers. This website will grow as I cull and move the good stuff over here. If you need me, please email kberg@creativevisionwebconsulting.com

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