Via blogblog: Here is a user experience concept study that is a mockup of a new Windows UI – and it is not designed by Microsoft but by a guy named Cullen Dudas. Looks good. Would love to see more. I hope Microsoft comes up with some UI innovations in Windows 7 that really serve…… Continue reading Copenhagen UI concept
Jason Fried from 37signals argues against the use of Personas. Personas don’t talk back. Personas can’t answer questions. Personas don’t have opinions. Personas can’t tell you when something just doesn’t feel right. This is a pretty sketchy definition of what personas are supposed to do as a tool: The foremost reason for personas is to…… Continue reading Personas? Yes… influence group thinking!
One of the most interesting topics for information architecture is search. There are ways to find, explore, browse and discover things in digital domains. The value of information increases with the possibility of being found. So design for findability becomes the most important strategy to increase the value of information. One of the distinct experts…… Continue reading Design for discovery
There constantly is a discussion about making the computer feel more “natural” to the user. I do think that this approach led to the graphical user interface we are all used to today and it is philosophically the right approach to deal with technology. But I also do believe technology is not yet ready to…… Continue reading Naturalism vs. explicitness
Here is a little story of a former Microsoft employee that switched to MacOS X: I worked for Microsoft for eight years. I’m a long time Windows loyalist. […] Now that I can see them side by side, it’s obvious that the Macintosh provides a brighter display experience than the PC. It’s a more aesthetically…… Continue reading Former Microsoft employee switched