Intuitive Design or something else …

Tuesday, September 3rd, 02013

Next time you say “Intuitive” listen to the words exiting your mouth and think. Intuitive is relative to culture, education and past experiences. If you’re entire system relies one some past knowledge, then you’d better have a good system in place to education your readers, but there is a much simpler other option.

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Tapped out

Tuesday, April 9th, 02013

The office sink is so poorly designed, it triggered this article about everything that’s wrong with it, and how it can be improved.

Remember, if the you’re doing it wrong, it’s not always your fault. It was the job of the designer to build a product that was both easy to understand and easy to use. When that fails we tend to blame ourselves for being stupid. We should be appalled at the bad design that we accept on a daily basis. Not any longer!

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Does your flier care about the customer?

Saturday, September 22nd, 02012

I found a flier promoting the local film festival’s app. I was stunned at how poorly thought through the experience was, from copy-editing to putting machines before customers, it needed to be dissected and understood so it doesn’t happen in your future projects.

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Shine-on you crazy ones!

Tuesday, June 26th, 02012

As our devices get more and more advanced hardware, we can be wasteful with the processing power to create better experiences for the customers. The leap from command line to clickable desktop wasted thousands of pixels to always represent a trash car that’s rarely used. Now Apple has pushed back again and is wasting processing power and sensors to simulate reflections and lighting conditions in the interface. Is it wasteful, yes, is it a good idea, probably, have their raised the bar, definitely, but have they done it right?

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Blank Business Cards

Tuesday, June 12th, 02012

For everyone who forgets to bring their business cards with them to events. I have a solution.

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Sections: You’re doing it wrong

This is a catch-all category for when I complain about your crappy business. You’re doing it wrong is a list of new articles about how to potentially improve your out-dated way of dealing with customers.

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