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David Miller

David Miller is the Founder/CEO of SlugBooks, a leading textbook search web app. He has also worked in business analysis on two Google-acquired vertical search teams - Like.com, visual clothing search (acquired 2010), and The Dealmap - local deal search (acquired 2011). With a background in accounting and financial analysis, David brings a data-driven approach to web/mobile app design.
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Case Study: How SlugBooks Rebranded Through Emotional Design

This is a guest post by David Miller

Emotional design, the trend of integrating UX elements with the primary goal of prompting user emotion (humor, trust, etc), is becoming an increasingly popular trend in user interface design.

If you own any part of the design or development process of a website or app, and you feel like you’re missing that extra hook to keep users coming back, emotional design might be an angle worth exploring. My name is David, I’m the founder of SlugBooks: a kayak for college textbooks (our users save money by comparing prices on their college textbooks). In this article I’ll be sharing the evolution of our website design, and the various strategies we used to build emotion into our product.
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