Do Your Users Trust the System?

Those of us who build IT systems every day can fall into the trap of building systems that assume they know best. These are called “Hard Trust” systems and users easily loose trust in them. Instead, you should build systems based on “Soft Trust” where the user can correct the system. In such systems, the user will forgive errors and still trust the system. 

Trusting the System

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