An example of the impact of design choices and the evolution of habits around them. When we post a link on Facebook, it shows us a preview of that link right here in the feed before we even click on it. Can we imagine what the world would be like today if Facebook had neverContinue reading “Impact of Design: Link previews in Facebook feed and how it changed the world”
Many years ago I attended a talk by Jared Spool, where he introduced this way of thinking about design decision styles: 1. unintended design, 2. self design, 3. genius design, 4. activity-focussed design, 5. user-focused design. It resonated a lot with me and I find that awareness of this has helped me personally. It hasContinue reading “Five Design Decision Styles by Jared Spool”
The next 10yrs are going to disrupt a lot more things than anyone can imagine. Design already needs to use AI to keep up with the exploding contexts and use cases they find themselves designing for. This is an example of how previously career jobs are getting replaced with neural networks that can learn allContinue reading “Training Neural Networks to Design TypeFaces”
‘Infrastructure’ is something whose value becomes apparent only when it breaks down. The developed world only notices electricity, water, Internet when the supply/service is disrupted. 30yrs ago, very few people used computers or the Internet. Today, almost all work is influenced/ affected by digital manipulation of data. It’s infrastructural. Humans add most value doing tasksContinue reading “Design is being disrupted by AI”
It’s always nice to use a product that manages to reimagine a product category and surpasses it. WA state finally made Autosocks legal in 2012 and my wife and I were the first in line to get these. You can put them on in seconds with no effort, tightening, retightening etc needed. They work justContinue reading “The autosock, an easier, reliable, better replacement for tire chains”
This is what my desk looked like at work. Can you guess what my team was up to for the Hackathon? Hint: there’s an Arduino in there with a WiFly shield, and an RFID reader and some fun LEDs!
I was trying to buy the Surface and went to the Microsoft Store website. I had prior knowledge about the difference between RT and Pro so I knew which one to click on (I have read accounts of most people who are already confused at this point. But that is not what this post isContinue reading “How Microsoft can increase online sales of Surface by at least 10%”
The interface is very non-obvious. Those two squares on the top, “ice” and “water”, have very strong button affordances but they are actually just labels. There is a lot of subtext trying to explain these discrepancies but as a user I conveniently ignored the text and did everything “wrong”. The “buttons” didn’t work, of courseContinue reading “Why have a button affordance when it’s not a button?”
Love the level of contextually in this experience. It knows where I am, knows when the flight arrives and knows what the traffic situation is like so I know the optimal time I should leave to pick her up. Only thing to be added would be if it knew where my wife is and whetherContinue reading “Just Landed app”
These things can take hours. But you can now see a brainstorm we did at work reduced to 1 minute. Limeade Brainstorm Time Lapse from Limeade Marketing on Vimeo.