Tag Archives: Usability

Weathermob: Express how you feel about the Weather [App Review]


Weathermob is a niche social networking service for sharing information about local weather, much as Instagram is a service for sharing pictures. It lets you share what you’re feeling about local weather and see what your friends are saying about … Continue reading

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8 Design Tips for Educating App Users


Mobile design is a constant struggle for simplicity. With so little screen space, it can be very challenging to pack the necessary functionality into the design while still keeping it streamlined and intuitive. In order for your users to get … Continue reading

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How NOT to design for multiple screens: Pulse iPhone App Usability issues


Pulse is a news reader that aggregates feeds from various sources using RSS and presents them in a good looking interface. I’ve been using RSS Readers for a while and at a first glance Pulse seemed like a great leg … Continue reading

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Going beyond Usability: The need to design for Persuasion, Emotion, and Trust


Dr. Eric Schaffer, founder and CEO of Human Factors International talks about his new design approach christened PET Design. It offers a new approach to help companies influence and deepen their interactions with online customers through Persuasion, Emotion, and Trust. … Continue reading

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2009 Bad Usability Calendar


A quick post. 2009 Bad Usability Calendar is a one-page ebook that captures 12 usability mistakes on a single page. Must read for anyone desiging products.

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Why isn’t Voice-based UI mainstream?


There’s a very interesting discussion this topic on IXDA. I have summarized the main reasons below Social Imagine 4 people in a small office all talking to their computers every 2 seconds to say “new window….scroll down… stop…up… select file….”. … Continue reading

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Why haven’t Video Calls (Mobile Video Telephony) taken off?


Image via Wikipedia It was supposed to be the next big thing but it seems to have fizzled out like MMS. It failed in many 3G-enabled countries that deployed it. Gartner’s consumer mobile hype cycle (July 2007) claims that wireless … Continue reading

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