Design, UX, IxD and UI

Sunk Cost, Blindly Loyal iPhone fans and Designer’s Bias

“Apple faithful admit to ‘blind loyalty’ to their iPhones in a UK survey” (link) – read the tweet from CNET that flashed by this morning. It got me thinking. As a long time iPhone owner I can certainly be considered loyal. However, I’d like to believe that I am objective even in my loyalty – so as not to be “blind.” Or am I?

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Sunk Cost, Blindly Loyal iPhone fans and Designer’s Bias

“Apple faithful admit to ‘blind loyalty’ to their iPhones in a UK survey” (link) – read the tweet from CNET that flashed by this morning. It got me thinking. As a long time iPhone owner I can certainly be considered loyal. However, I’d like to believe that I am objective even in my loyalty – so as not to be “blind.” Or am I?

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Hey, know any good Architect-Mason types?

Almost every other week I hear from someone in my network looking for a “good UI people”. So this article on the Zurb blog resonated with me. Clearly UI skills are in high demand and “good” ones are particularly hard to find. Why?

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Hey, know any good Architect-Mason types?

Almost every other week I hear from someone in my network looking for a “good UI people”. So this article on the Zurb blog resonated with me. Clearly UI skills are in high demand and “good” ones are particularly hard to find. Why?

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Grids – The Foundation for Any Good Content Layout

The question I often find myself asking whenever I see a nice content layout is – What is it in the way this content is laid out that makes it more intuitively organized, easier to absorb and visually appealing than others? For example, why does the NY Times read better than the San Francisco Chronicle online?

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Grids – The Foundation for Any Good Content Layout

The question I often find myself asking whenever I see a nice content layout is – What is it in the way this content is laid out that makes it more intuitively organized, easier to absorb and visually appealing than others? For example, why does the NY Times read better than the San Francisco Chronicle online?

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How do you compete with a Heart Song?

After the iPad 2 announcement this week, it seems like the floodgates bust open on the analyses comparing the specs of the various tablets that are now out there. As usual the techies get all caught up in the numbers and specifications

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How do you compete with a Heart Song?

After the iPad 2 announcement this week, it seems like the floodgates bust open on the analyses comparing the specs of the various tablets that are now out there. As usual the techies get all caught up in the numbers and specifications

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Institutionalizing Good Design in a Flat World

The main reason I am here visiting my team in Bangalore India is to review a major new release of our product in which we have placed a significant emphasis on enhancing user experience. Till now the product – which

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Institutionalizing Good Design in a Flat World

The main reason I am here visiting my team in Bangalore India is to review a major new release of our product in which we have placed a significant emphasis on enhancing user experience. Till now the product – which

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The Cure for Color Madness

Besides mismatched fonts in presentations, my other biggest bugaboo is seeing mismatched colors. I often show people how the newer versions of powerpoint actually help with picking the right accent colors through the use of pre-defined Color Themes under the Design

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The Cure for Color Madness

Besides mismatched fonts in presentations, my other biggest bugaboo is seeing mismatched colors. I often show people how the newer versions of powerpoint actually help with picking the right accent colors through the use of pre-defined Color Themes under the Design

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Character in Fonts

Just yesterday someone asked me if I could provide feedback on an analyst presentation they were preparing. I immediately set my mind to focus with the intent of providing my best insights. As soon as we got past the title

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Character in Fonts

Just yesterday someone asked me if I could provide feedback on an analyst presentation they were preparing. I immediately set my mind to focus with the intent of providing my best insights. As soon as we got past the title

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