I think it’s a fair generalization that most designers are perfectionists. After all, who could stand to spend all day staring at a computer screen, aligning all the boxes and putting each pixel in place, other than a perfectionist? Perfectionism… Read more ›
I am quite enamored of my iPad, so much so that I can’t imagine how I functioned before I had one. As a left-brained Virgo information architect, though, I can’t use it without thinking about how to make it better.… Read more ›
Rating systems are an increasingly common feature on sites that catalog products or services. What may at first glance seem like a simple question – should the rating scale be thumbs or stars – actually reveals much more nuance on… Read more ›
Despite the ubiquity of search behavior, and well-established conventions for presenting search results, I still see plenty of cumbersome, confusing search tools out there. This article is my attempt to summarize the most important elements of a successful search UI. Read more ›
Like any good online shopper, I receive a ton of confirmation emails from sites I give money to. Most of them are written by robots and say really boring things like “your order has been received”. Nice to know, but… Read more ›
Axure is my absolute favorite tool for wireframing, prototyping and even functional specs – but despite my ongoing love affair with the program, it’s not the easiest thing in the world to figure out. This post will be the first… Read more ›
Annie Leonard’s new video “The Story of Electronics” is not to be missed! Too many of our electronic devices are “designed for the dump” — new features require higher processor speeds, which requires replacing the entire unit (cell phone, laptop,… Read more ›
I love this! No more excuses for not testing a design. And it looks like fun, so who would want to skip this step? From IDEO. Prototyping for Elmo’s Monster Maker iPhone App. from IDEO on Vimeo.