So, you’re designing a user interface. A user interface that will be used by a user. Users are people. People are sometimes, often, and generally, idiots. Not all users are idiots. Some are intelligent, thoughtful, logical people; but there’s no guarantee you’re going to win the user bingo and end up with one of them. […]
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It’s been five days since Apple unveiled the designs for iOS7. Since then there’s been a slew of articles about the design of the system; the look, the feel, the shift away from skeuomorphism and the flat-ish approach they’ve taken to interface design. There have been lots of heated arguments on twitter and blogs, for […]
We all have a smart phone, a tablet, a laptop, a huge plethora of different interconnected devices that allow us to share, create and consume things 24 hours a day. But what has the future to offer us? Go back as little as 10 years and the outlook is quite bleak. There are devices capable […]
I spend a lot of time writing bespoke content management systems, a lot! I’m always trying to add some small, lightweight additions to make the user experience a little bit better. One means of doing this is by providing some better custom controls which give good user feedback and emulate similar offline controls. One such […]
Well it had to happen some time, and eventually it has. Apple have released initial details at their Keynote of the new iPhone which will be a combination of the video/photo iPod and a mobile phone.