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
This edition is all new. If you’re familiar with the previous one, find an abundance of new patterns here. I’m not sure any of the old illustrations actually made it into this book.
The rare kind of insanely useful books. I can’t think of a person that shouldn’t learn the great skill of explaining with pictures from it. Not learn, but rather discover you do have this in you. If you spend any time explaining things to other human beings and if you ever find yourself in the… Continue reading ‘The Back of the Napkin’ book review
The book provides a solid overview of the most used research techniques that could help anyone designing a product make better decisions.
Great practical manual for startups and a useful trigger to make things happen in larger, slower paced enterprise environment. Author will make you think different — embrace rapid change, quick iteration, testing the concept soon, part with ideas that don’t work easily and scale ones that do rapidly. Product managers need this, designers need this, engineers need this. Warning:… Continue reading Book review: ‘Running Lean’
Very relevant, very practical, full of jokes I loved and insights I was looking for so much. Don’t let the code pieces used in the book scare you off. No HTML / CSS knowledge is necessary to read it, I assure you. And yes, you will love it this short. There’s no chance you’re not… Continue reading ‘Responsive Web Design’ book review
‘Undercover User Experience Design’ by Cennydd Bowles and James Box is a great thorough starter manual for a broad audience of junior to regular UX practitioners and those shifting into this field. The manual covers not only the undercover techniques, but the whole range of UX methods and approaches, following through all of the design… Continue reading Book Review: Undercover User Experience Design
Just like the title suggests, this book is a collection of patterns. Authors give little practical advice on when to use this or that one, sticking with basic descriptions and musings on what’s possible search-wise in the future. IMHO it’s a nice reading for those who want to catch up with the variations of search… Continue reading ‘Search Patterns’ Book Review
Luke Wroblewski’s ‘Web Form Design’ is a great practical book for anyone designing web forms. It will save you loads of time and can easily be used for supporting your decisions at the board…
Designing interfaces by Jenifer Tidwell was my first book that had ‘interface’ in its title. It was an interesting read and provided a number of good ideas, brought some things in my head in order…