Netflix isn’t just suffering from slamming us with a higher tiered pricing structure, their recent redesign of their “Watch Instantly” page fails some pretty basic design and usability standards. in this episode I quickly walk through some specific issues and offer up some practical advice to make the site a better overall user experience. If you’d like to subscribe to this iPhone/Video iPod compatible podcast you can do so at iTunes.
Being familiar with Apple’s history of version 1.0 rollouts across their product line, I resisted the first iPhone for as long as I could. Now I can say without hesitation, however, that the iPhone is a life-changing device. It’s primary significance is its ability to perform so many diverse tasks in such a clean package through both native and third party apps, and to do so in a device that can easily slide into your pocket. A number of these apps help us run a design and technology firm. Here are the most useful.
In this episode I continue to talk about the many great failures of the site Pantone.com. I show the benefits of the wireframing process and the downfalls of not investing time in site structure and information architecture. If you’d like to subscribe to this iPhone/Video iPod compatible podcast you can do so at iTunes.
In this episode I start a series where I talk about the many great failures of the site Pantone.com. I start by pointing out Pantone.com’s failure to acknowledge a potential customer and losing out on the opportunity to create a broader base for sales. If you’d like to subscribe to this iPhone/Video iPod compatible podcast you can do so at iTunes.
We’re always looking for ways to spend less time doing mundane tasks on our computers and spend more time actually doing quality client work. I’ve listed a few of the top pieces of software that I use to increase efficiency, that are part of my daily workflow. This may also make a good list if you want a few more office expenses before the end of the year. Please don’t be fooled by some of these products that come with a “free” price tag. Some items that are marked as free I would happily pay $60 to $150 for, and most of the products that do cost money come with a free trial period. Don’t be afraid to download them and try them out. We don’t get paid by ANY of these companies to talk about them - but I would understand if you got that impression from reading some of my reviews.
Increasing discomfort in my wrist led me to research and consider using a tablet and stylus as a replacement for my mouse. Making this type of transition after using a mouse since my childhood days was significant, so I've tried to provide an account of some of the issues, problems and benefits that I've found come with making the transition. They include the following:
The motivation: purely ergonomics
The purchase: Intuos3, 6" x 11"
Using the tablet with multiple displays
Precision stylus handling (why I can't use the tip of the stylus to "click")
Physical setup and the tablet adjustment period (patience, my friends)