Slack’s product team noticed that users would often triage their messages on the mobile app before actually responding on the desktop. What is a familiar way to triage a large number of items on mobile? Swiping! This can be a […]
I’ve been really enjoying these case study stories. They describe themselves as “product tips in a comic book format.” This particular one is about Tinder onboarding and upselling their premium offerings. They have some decent suggestions and meta commentary about
A discussion about my research into online dating for the Temporary Expert class at NYU ITP
I’ve been looking at studies examining race when it comes to online dating. One indicates strong preferences for a partner of their own ethnicity Another shows a more complex system of preferences likely dictated by societal norms.
When I talk to others about my research into online dating, many of them convey their own stories to me. I’ve learned that this is an amazing way to glimpse into how others use online dating in their own unique
The Verge talks to OkCupid, the dating site with a propensity for data research. Alexis Ohanian sits with Christian Rudder about how he and the SparkNotes founders went from study guides to an online dating network — and from there,
Great summary of how OKCupid gets its numbers.
How I Gamed Online Data to Meet My Match: Amy Webb at TEDxMidAtlantic (by TEDxTalks) This was a great talk about how she reverse-engineered online dating to meet her ideal man. She discusses her own research into how popular profiles
I stumbled upon some unexpected behavior from the “similar users” section of OkCupid. It is possible, starting at a gay man’s profile and navigating to a “similar user”, to end up at a straight man’s profile (by way of a
OkCupid has a feature to see when others have visited your profile. The intention for this feature is to see who is checking you out. I will be using it differently. I launch OkCupid and open the profiles for the