Tag Archives: Human-centered design
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Future of Vehicle Navigation

Surely, most of us whom have taken road trips in the past decade have come to rely on portable GPS devices.  These devices have come a long way, but are still limited by their physical materials.   Personally, it took some time to get accustomed to having a part of my windshield real estate blocked out […]

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Sam’s 5 UX Pet Peeves

In my 1.5 million years in the Internet solutions industry, I have been everything from a business analyst to a Flash animator to a UXA to a creative director. I have done projects as mundane as a wedding blog (in exchange for a gift card, no less…never work for free, folks) and as grandiose and […]

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Making Creativity Our Business

Meet Homaro Cantu. He’s the fearless chef behind Moto, a Chicago restaurant that asks diners to go on a mind-bending gastronomical adventure (otherwise called dinner). How so? The restaurant serves unexpected, science-based dishes like the Italian Biosphere, Kentucky Fried Pasta and their menu. Yes, Moto’s menu is edible.   Homaru was one of nine innovators […]

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Thoughts About Steve Jobs

“… You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the […]

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Thoughts About “Mobile Apps Must Die”

Scott Jenson of Frog Design wrote an interesting blog post today called “Mobile Apps Must Die“, citing many of the thoughts I have written about in previous articles to varying degrees. Generally, he echoes some of the thinking around our defaulting to “defaults” when faced with paradigm shifts or “shedding old paradigms”: This is actually […]

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Dear Apple iOS

Dear Apple, Your “modal” window abuse is KILLING ME. It is disruptive. It is abusive. It is lacking in value. It is an example of how “standards-based design” can work against a good user experience. I cite John Grimes statement about UI design and interfaces: “Time abuse is the worst form of abuse there is.” […]

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Eldridge Doubleday and the mystery of Des Moines…

“We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams” Often, I wonder what it is that we do for a living. Do we create? Do we design? De we bash our heads against the wall, crying for solace from an uncaring bureaucracy? The truth is we do a little bit of all of […]

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It’s Not a Funnel, It’s An Hourglass

Early in my career, I was a student of the traditional purchase funnel. But that simple funnel no longer has the same place int he hyper-connected lives of our customers. Marketing teams spend all their time focused on the top of the purchase funnel. Operations teams are tasked with taking care of the middle and […]

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iPad reflections on use (first three months) by a UX grouch

This post began creation initially using Atomic web browser in a tab holding blogger’s posting UI. I was able to input the title (though I discovered my breath was a command to hide the keypad) but was unable to begin writing these last two sentences due to some incompatibility with my more like a “real” […]

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