Which was a hearty $209 for the digital versions. I was listening to the UXpod podcast (not updated in 6 months, not sure if it’s dead, hope not) this morning on my way to the current contract, an interview with Christopher Noessel, co-author of Make It So, *Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction *. Of [...]
Sketching out ideas for different graphs for a driving phone app.
This is an old favourite “To proceed, simply press the button to your left”. The phrase annoys me, managing to be condescending in a single word. As well as talking down to your audience it’s also a concrete admission of failure. If the next step in your users journey isn’t so obvious that it has [...]
One part of GTD which I find difficult to gauge is – how long is 2 minutes? I mean really, what is actually 2 minutes of work and what’s 3, or5, or even 10. To help, I’ve been using an onscreen timer to time myself, triggering the timer to start each time I start work [...]
I just wrote to Apple with an iTunes 11 feature request – view books by category. It seems to be the only issue I’ve had with a programme that was showing it’s age, poor interface decisions and legacy problems. Hi there – the new iTunes is great, really pleased with how it looks. There is [...]
I wanted to run a quick review of Evernote Business which launched a few days ago but the software and experience is so bad that I’m finding it difficult. I wanted to change to Evernote Business because I need the sharing functionality that isn’t available in EV Premium (**EDIT this is now available in V5 [...]
Applying for a piece of work you’ve seen advertised online, or elsewhere is a tricky business. Too much selling or long, key word stuffed paragraphs gets you dropped in the bin, a single line saying “Hi” gets you to the same place. Here’s your checklist: Introduce yourself, give your portfolio address (check the link, I’ve [...]
I just read an excellent declaration of the principals of UX, “Principles of User Interface Design” Clarity is the first and most important job of any interface. To be effective using an interface you’ve designed, people must be able to recognize what it is, care about why they would use it, understand what the interface [...]
David Allen is an inspiration to me, I’ve turned my life around.
There are many. This is mine. I use Omnifocus to track my tasks so some terms may not apply to you. My weekly reminder to do my weekly review, links directly to this post and I keep it visible whilst I review all the items in my bucket. Is it done? I don’t tick off [...]