27. August 2020No Comments

How to Build a ‘Privacy-First’ Startup

In today’s privacy-first world, the stakes have never been higher for handling user data. Increasing GDPR fines, new regulations like the CCPA, and elevating consumer expectations — missing basic privacy controls could kill your business. ... Read the full article

13. August 2020No Comments

Do You Care About Privacy as Much as Your Customers Do?

Until recently, there has been little compelling reason for companies to embed privacy considerations deeply into their larger business strategies. While consumers say they care about privacy, few have placed any real value on protecting their data. ... Read the full article

12. August 2020No Comments

Introducing Ethical Explorer

Tl;dr Launching today, Ethical Explorer is a digestible, accessible (& free!) toolkit designed to help founders, product managers, designers and their collaborators build better, more responsible technology. ... Read the full article

12. August 2020No Comments

Data from Dutch public broadcaster shows the value of ditching creepy ads

Image Credits: Picture / Getty Images For anyone interested in the contested question of how much ‘value’ — or, well, how little — publishers derive from the privacy-hostile practice of tracking web users to behaviorally target them with ads, pro-privacy browser Brave has published some inte ... Read the full article

14. January 2020No Comments

Design & Data: defining a problem ecosystem

Without a clearly stated problem, projects are subject to plot twists (follow the rabbit), never-ending stories (scope, anyone?), and poor ROIs (ill-defined outcomes). ... Read the full article

27. December 2019No Comments

Using A Period Tracking App? This Is Where All Your Personal Info Goes

Half of the world’s population has a menstrual cycle, yet it still triggers shock when our periods turn up unannounced each month. So it’s no surprise that many women have turned to period tracking apps on their smartphones to diarise their monthly cycles. ... Read the full article

27. October 2019No Comments

What is Fair Data Economy?

Fair data economy presents a competitive model for building business value from data in new, trust-based ecosystems. ... Read the full article

25. September 2019No Comments

When good UX and Data don’t get along

It’s gotta be a bug right? In some cases, it is, but in this case, it wasn’t. There’s a saying in the startup world that 90% of experiments are bound to fail. Luckily at Any.do, we are way below that threshold. ... Read the full article

22. May 2019No Comments

Der Daten-Egoismus hält Startups auf

Metropolen stecken im Dilemma: Einerseits wollen sie weniger Verkehr in den Städten und dazu etwa Autos verbannen. Anderseits haben sie kaum Erfahrungen mit den neuen Mobilitätsangeboten von privaten Anbietern. ... Read the full article

14. May 2019No Comments

If You’re Not Using UX Data, It’s Not UX Design

UX designers have a variety of problem-solving techniques at their disposal, but the use of these resources must be lead by research-driven insights about users. Without user-centered data, UX designers are forced to rely on intuition and experience for guidance. Why is that a problem? ... Read the full article

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Thomas Otto is a User Experience Designer in Berlin, Germany. As an experienced designer he is working on digital projects in the fields of user research, interaction design and data strategy.