24.Feb.2015 Android Time Picker

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I actually quite like Google’s Material/Android date & time picker. It’s fast & efficient. One gripe though… to get the time picker to work properly on tablet, you have to place your finger tip directly on top of the numbers on the outer ring & thus move around in a nearly perfect circle. I’m not a perfect drawer, so this took some getting used to. A bit more flexibility on the touch target would make a world of difference IMO.

For those who haven’t experienced it, here’s a version of it built in AngularJS & Bootstrap

18.Feb.2015 His And Hers Colors

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Cool visualization showing popular color names mapped by gender preference. The visualization features a dot for each of the 2,000 most commonly-used color names by gender preference.

The size of the circle corresponds with the color’s relative usage, with larger circles being the most commonly used color names. The circles are positioned horizontally by hue and vertically by gender preference. Women tend to use the color names that are nearer to the top, while men tend to use those towards the bottom. The dashed line represents a 50-50 split, or equal usage by both sexes.

Flight Stream Data Visualization

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Flight Stream, a startling WebGL visualization of global flight data. Visualization porn for us data geeks.

11.Feb.2015 Quantity trumps quality (at first)

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The ceramics teacher announced he was dividing his class into two groups. All those on the left side of the studio would begraded solely on the quantity of work they produced, all those on the right graded solely on its quality. Read more…

10.Feb.2015 Mobile user experience design key to app success

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Employees nowadays want their business apps to work as smoothly as Facebook. It’s making IT focus in on mobile user experience design. Read more…

09.Feb.2015 All You Need To Know About Customer Journey Mapping

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A customer journey map tells the story of the customer’s experience: from initial contact, through the process of engagement and into a long-term relationship.

Designing For The Elderly

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Designing For The Elderly: Ways Older People Use Digital Technology Differently

03.Feb.2015 UX Unicorn

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The subject of the UX Unicorn came up today (again) – reminding me just how uncommon it is to find GOOD designers who possess research, interaction/user interface, and visual design skills.

02.Feb.2015 Word Map

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A great project that uses the power of Google Translate and Wikipedia to put the relationship between language and geographical space into context.

30.Jan.2015 The Experience Makes the Product, Not the Features

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Your first product release is a critical opportunity to learn how you can create an experience that engages real users, not just your perceived users based on vague demographics or even rich personas. This is why it’s essential to get your product in the hands of your prospective market as quickly as possible with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Read More…