Entries by Christopher P. Lueg

Why better usability makes the digital world more socially just

Simple, easy-to-use interfaces should be a matter of course today. But machine logic is still too often in the foreground and leads to unnecessary barriers, criticise our authors. They would like to see more appreciation for successful user interfaces and thus also a contribution to social justice – a plea. Good usability means not only […]

Allocating Vaccination Appointments: Why we should (and could) do better than digital Hunger Games

It is often said that the measure of society is how it treats its weakest members. We know that “first come first serve” or “Es hät solang es hät” isn’t geared towards achieving equity plus more equitable approaches are readily available and they would not break the bank. Why do we keep seeing allocation approaches […]

Unleashing Usability Superpowers to Make the World a Better Place

ICT systems that suffer from minor, and sometimes major, usability problems are an all-too-common experience. This is hard to understand given that there is a readily available body of knowledge that provides solid, field-tested advice on how to design and develop usable and useful interactive digital systems in domains ranging from leisure to business to […]