#usability

I haven’t had much time to comment on the impending release of Apple’s Smartwatch, aptly named Apple Watch (not iWatch) and my biggest question was how easy will the device be to use. The minuscule interface puts the term “limited real estate” to the test. But after watching this video, I’m excited to try it out. …

Usability and the Apple Watch

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Some great UI recommendations from @willdayble of @squareweave. (via @drewlawrence) Enjoy!

The User is Drunk!

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Apple’s next frontiers are homes, health and cars. This is an amazing UI created by @matthaeus and is something Tesla should buy before they get bought by Apple. Enjoy!

A UI for cars (video)

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                  I was recently in a meeting where someone said they were now going to “design for mobile first and then simply expand to larger screens“. This is one of those things that sounds smart but the more you think about it, it’s really foolish. This leads …

Something that sounds smart but really isn’t

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So I’m working with students on creating mobile applications and I’ve seeing some amazing business ideas. Apps are best when they’re simple tools that allow customers to execute on behalf of the company. I have a team that has come up with a great idea – which I can’t share – and it only has …

simple nav

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Let’s get one thing straight before you watch this video. Usability – also known as interaction design – IS marketing. It’s an inbound/on-demand world and if you get in your customer’s way: You’ve failed. This is an amazing video (18 minutes and worth every second) that highlights some of the impacts of the Post-PC era and …

Connecting (video)

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I’ve been working on redesigning my site, starting with the mobile aspect first and it’s an interesting exercise to go through. The first thing I considered was how navigation works. When I use my iPhone, I don’t necessarily want to use two hands to navigate. I usually have it in my right hand and use …

I’ve been singing the praises of usability for many years and with the rise of the touchweb (mobile Internet on smartphones), usability is going to become even more important. For those that don’t know, usability is exactly what it sounds like; can the majority of users, regardless of their level sophistication, use your website/app to …

This post was originally featured as a guest post on think (here). I put it together for a good friend of mine, Jason Markow (@jmarkow). His blog focuses on helping entrepreneurs. The content of the post is based on a lecture I’ll be giving at the Rocky Mountain Direct Marketing Association on January 13th. (I’ll …

I posted a short while back about Jakob Neilsen’s site and the question of how usable it is. My argument was simple; the nature of the Internet has changed since Jakob put the site up and the Internet/browser today is closer to an application than a brochure. I received some nice comments and one question …