Posts tagged with "design"

Optimizing for productivity

February 27th, 2012

I came across this interesting anecdote about a waiter in a Swedish restaurant using his computer screen like a static whiteboard. Forgetting for a moment what his real intentions might have been for doing that, let us just take his word for it: by requiring him to click too many times, the computer system was [...]


Simple design tips for non designers

December 2nd, 2011

A friend of mine recently mentioned to me that he is not able to look at his own applications, and wished that he had better “design skills”. I have heard similar statements from other programmers and business folks. It’s a common misconception that you need to be gifted, or as they say, have “an eye [...]


The minute details

December 27th, 2008

When it comes to user interfaces, it’s surprising how sometimes the omission of a minute detail can cause great annoyance and discomfort to the users. I encounter one such experience when using soccernet.com. For most part, Soccernet is a great site, and it’s really user friendly and well navigatable. One thing that irks me though [...]