RSS feed

Cataloging the art and science of user experience design
NUI

Title: A New Car UI Context: A touchscreen interface in your new car is indeed a very cool feature. If you can survive using it. Synopsis: It is against the law to text while driving. Why? Because paying more attention

Read more

The Visual Device Will LaughImage credit: Kat N.L.M., "The Visual Device Will Laugh", May 23, 2013, Flickr

Title: Tablet Usability Context: Do your users use tablets? Who cares! You want to build that slick iPad app no matter what they are really doing. Synopsis: Who doesn’t have a tablet these days? Your kids? Of course. Your mom?

Read more

Title: Tesla’s Groundbreaking UX: An interview with User Interface Manager Brennan Boblett Context: Now even your car has a responsive UI. Still no cure for the flat tire. Synopsis: Buttons, knobs, and dials. There has been no part of modern

Read more

Title: The Top UX Predictions for 2014 Context: It’s a new year. Why wait to see what it has in store for you when someone else can tell you. Synopsis: Welcome to the future ladies and gentlemen. As we cross

Read more

Title: If you see a UI walkthrough, they blew it Context: In a world without labeled controls, the first guy who can manage to guess the correct gesture is king. Synopsis: The natural user interface (or NUI for an acronym

Read more

Title: Lessons Learned Designing a Windows 8 App Context: Windows 8 is coming. Prepare accordingly. Synopsis: Another day, another operating system update with new IA and UI requirements that force you to redesign your existing applications so as not to

Read more

Title: Recent Research in User Experience Context: What’s new and cool in the user experience world? Glad you asked that. Synopsis: The line between user experience and code becomes less important every day. The underlying technologies are the literal manifestations

Read more

Title: Ergonomics for Interaction Designers: Parts 1-3 Context: Human factors isn’t just for industrial designers anymore. Synopsis: Designing and building digital products has traditionally spared interactive user experience professionals from the considerations that the designers of 3D objects had to

Read more

Title: Designing Windows 8 or: How to Redesign a Religion Context: Windows 8 claims to be platform agnostic. Here’s how they challenged the gods of Windows. Synopsis: So Microsoft is coming out with another version of Windows. You there, with

Read more

Title: A Brief Rant On The Future Of Interaction Design Context: Everyone has a vision of the future. The crap part about them is that most of them were only visionary 2 visions ago. Synopsis: Your iPad is pretty cool

Read more

Title: Spoiler alert: The mouse dies. Touch and gesture take center stage Context: It’s a post-PC world people. Get busy adapting or get out of the way. Synopsis: “Alas poor mouse! I knew him well.” It may in fact be

Read more

Microsoft designs a touchscreen NUI. Enjoy watching this video on your iPad. via youtube.com

Title: The “IxD Bauhaus” – what happens next? Context: Ornamentation in architecture is criminal says the Bauhaus. Perhaps the same thing is true for interaction design. Synopsis: Interesting polemic that draws several parallels between the current evolution of interaction design

Read more

Title: Motion and The Clay of Interaction Design Context: Let your fingers do the walking. And the flipping. And the scrolling. And the resizing. And the… Synopsis: One thing that these emerging NUI (natural user interfaces) ask of UX designers

Read more

Title: Touching, waving at and talking to the future with Microsoft Context: Microsoft is making cool stuff too? Who knew? Synopsis: A whirlwind (PR fluff/news report) tour of Microsoft’s skunkworks where they are building lots of things that use gestural

Read more