I bet Apple and any other app market owner struggles to figure out how to get people to create more apps. Better apps too. Now, inventing Swift to code an app up easier is a good step. Better yet in my opinion would be building an easy way for designers to collaborate with developers and entrepreneurs to build stuff together.… Continue reading Creating more, better apps
There’s a lot skeuomorphic design can offer to help create desirable objects: Do you want any candy in your UI?
Here’s an idea to show recent changes in a shared google doc. Imagine a mode where font color would fade much like regular ink does. Recent stuff more vibrant and ‘wet’, older — dry. Following the real ink analogy, changed sections’ color could alter as the time goes by. Now I could spot what’s updated since I last peeked… Continue reading Drying ink in Google Docs
Gathering book reviews is hard. Now, digital versions can come with all kinds of ways to engage the reader and get one to write a review or at least ‘Like’ the volume. Different story for printed books. Here’s a fairly simple idea. Why not put a blank page at the end of a book, print… Continue reading Gathering printed book reviews
In a perfect alarm app I would be able to tell the phone when I need to wake up, and it would automatically create several notifications before and after the selected time. :)
I thing a great place where car sharing can scale is office environment. If you figure out a way to make carsharing among employees for corporations effortless, you’re onto something. The certain level of trust employees of a same company have for each other can break the ice. Shared hate of commute too.
I would argue that paper prototyping for interface design has a very limited use. Modern digital tools for prototyping, if used right, can get you to the desired result faster and welcome frequent iteration. Changing something on a hand-drawn paper prototype (especially the ‘interactive’ kind) would mean redrawing the whole thing more or less. And… Continue reading Paper prototyping