Executive summary: Apple watch is great. Surprised to discover people who disagree. People wanted bells and whistles, but ended up with a tool that is similar in its utility to your regular watch telling time. But Apple goes far beyond that, naturally. Industry taught consumers to judge products by their technical parameters, features and looks… Continue reading Notes on Apple Watch experience
Why can’t I just tap there to increase brightness? iOS requires me to reach out for actual slider button to increase brightness. Some limitations have to be reconsidered. I’m voting for one hand use UX improvement across the board. :)
I used to place my finger as a bookmark on a page that I’m reading when I wanted to quickly find something on other pages and go back. I would keep it between the pages and flip others back and forth. Well it’s hard to do in digital readers now (say, iBooks). You have to… Continue reading Finger bookmarking
I love photography and appreciate the effort and thinking put into creating beautiful imagery. The omnipresent problem is treating professional and pretty much any kind of photography with plain disrespect, automatically cropping images to fit into streams, tiles, feeds and previews.
Mobile devices designers often make use of ‘press and hold’ pattern for locking the keys, muting the phone or else. So do many industrial designers. This pattern is pretty useful when you have a limited number of keys (like in the mobile phone keypad example) or you want to make sure users don’t press the button unintentionally…
Although I’m not yet a touch-screen phone user, I already miss the quick way for finding people in my phone book by typing their name using keypad.
I came up with an idea of making people search a bit quicker on touch-screen phones. I wonder if anyone else had or already implemented the same idea…
I have a Samsung SGH-E200 mobile phone and I have to admit that interface designers have done great job developing this phone’s interface. I’ll list its greatest features some other time. Today I’ll mention one of the disadvantages. I’m using Opera Mobile browser and noticed one good feature about it that Samsung interface designers overlooked.… Continue reading Mobile Phone Joystick Treatment