Dennis studied and graduated with a philosophy degree from Indiana University, then hung around and earned an M.S. in Human-Computer Interaction from Indiana University School of Informatics. His approach to UX blends humanism, aesthetic philosophy, and a deep respect for design process and collaboration. Currently he works for FCB in Chicago fighting everyday to erase the myth that business goals and users goals are different. Its all a human thing, really.
For more, keep up with Dennis on Twitter as @ixdennis.
UX Camp 2016
The Checkbox That Ruined My Life: Exposing Manipulative Design
Marketers and experience designers know that subtle nudges toward a specific action can make a huge impact on human behavior. The science of behavior change combined with the emotional drive of good marketing is powerful stuff. But as Spiderman taught us, “With great power comes great responsibility.” What does it look like when that power is abused? It might be blatant like a four-screen email opt-out process (Yes, I really do want to unsubscribe). Or it might be subtle like a credit card company pre-checking “Pay Minimum Due” on their online payment form. Learn to expose designs that cross the line between persuasion and manipulation and avoid the pitfalls in your own work. #uxhero