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Not all technical debt is born the same, because A Mess is not a Technical Debt . (via TechnicalDebtQuadrant )

🔗 73.6% of all Statistics are Made Up — How to Interpret Analysts Reports

73.6% of all Statistics are Made Up — How to Interpret Analysts Reports The problem of skewing results: (…) How is it skewed? There are so many ways to present data to tell the story you want that I can’t even list every way data is skewed. Here are some examples: You ask a small sample set so that data isn’t statistically significant . This is often naiveté rather than malicious You ask a group that is not unbiased....

🔗 Dan McKinley :: Whom the Gods Would Destroy, They First Give Real-time Analytics

Dan McKinley :: Whom the Gods Would Destroy, They First Give Real-time Analytics Real-time web analytics is a seductive concept. It appeals to our desire for instant gratification. But the truth is that there are very few product decisions that can be made in real time, if there are any at all. Analysis is difficult enough already, without attempting to do it at speed.

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(via Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies ) Ver também, em português: Não cometerás uma falácia lógica! | COMCEPT

🔗 UX Dark Patterns

UX Dark Patterns Normally when you think of “bad design”, you think of laziness or mistakes. These are known as design anti-patterns. Dark Patterns are different – they are not mistakes, they are carefully crafted with a solid understanding of human psychology, and they do not have the user’s interests in mind.