Category: Design

Why Cross-Platform Products Fail

Alex Payne has written a wonderful article about why cross-platform development environments ultimately fail to deliver what customers really want; a great experience. Alex says: This post is about platforms and doing the right thing by your customers. It’s about the one big thing that I think HipChat and some other great companies are doing […]

iPad for Senior Citizens

I’ve been seeing a lot of iPad usage around me. I know what you’re thinking, “Duhhh, Captain Obvious! You live in Silicon Valley and this is where Apple is headquartered. Yeah, I think you might see a few.” Silicon Valley is loaded with top-tech talent. Devices and gadgets that only the top-talent stereotypes understand and […]

Looking Through the Eyeglass in Reverse

I was talking with a fellow UX professional and the conversation quickly turned into a discussion about design. It seems like every product or service has their, “don’t get me started” black-eye. No matter how elegant, wonderful, thoughtful, and well-orchestrated the product is, that bastard child always seems to be present. Too often we measure […]

Amazon Kindle Review

I love books, I love reading, and I love technology. Is the Amazon Kindle my new favorite gadget? You better believe it! While it’s not perfect, it is pretty darn close. One of the things that really surprised me, and the Kindle delighted me in a quite a few ways, is that it is smaller […]

How I Bought a Mini Cooper – Part II

In my first article I described how a simple test drive led to the purchase my first Mini Cooper. I focused mostly on how much I enjoyed the actual driving experience of the car. While it certainly is a fun car to drive, there’s just so much more to the story of why I love […]