Tag: user interface

  • Kagura, making music with your body

    Brian Eno once said, “The problem with computers is that there is not enough Africa in them.” The interfaces we use to interact with computers are too digital, not fuzzy enough to sense analog inputs. We’re stuck with mouse and keyboard. Kagura is a game that runs on a laptop and uses the camera to […]

  • Compromising with Lawyers

    Compromising with Lawyers

    True Story. A large consumer internet company where I worked sent in a team of lawyers to check over the fledgling social network I was building. The registration flow concerned them. There needed to be a check where the person registering was required to submit their date of birth so that we could ensure they […]

  • Google Flight Search UI – Brilliant

    Google Flight Search UI – Brilliant

    Google’s Flight Search scatter plot visualization of fares is brilliant. Word is that fare data is still light (they don’t have any international, non-US fares) but the UI has put all other travel comparison sites on notice.

  • Oblong and the g-speak UI

    Remember the computer UI in Minority Report? Yeah, they can do that now.

  • The Future of Print

    Two concepts floated around in the past year envision the future of print on connected tablets such at the iPad. Future of the Book, a video by IDEO, suggests three designs for an interactive book. Co. Design has some thoughts and link to an interview with some of the designers behind this concept. Mag+ is […]

  • iPhone UX Anti-Patterns

    What follows are notes from a session I attended at the last Web 2.0 Expo. While a few months old, the notes here are still very relevant. As a Nokia employee, some may think it strange for me to blog about how to develop for the iPhone but I think not, the priciples I share […]

  • Dopplr City Colors

    Did you know that dopplr assigns a unique color to each city? Neither did I. It’s not just random either – there’s an algorithm at play here. From the dopplr blog: We wanted a deterministic RGB colour value for each city. At first, we tried mapping the latitude and longitude of a city to a […]

  • No Noovo, No!

    UPDATE: Andrej from Noovo writes in the comments below that they have modified Noovo’s UI flow so that the selection of contacts for invitation to their service is now more clearly defined.  Thankfully, this post is now history and lessons learned. I thought about sending this feedback directly to Noovo but it’s important to warn […]

  • Yahoo on Widget Architecture

    I was at the local Mobile Monday event last night to learn more about Yahoo’s Blueprint development framework and soak up some of the local mobile scene. One of the presenters, sorry, didn’t catch his name, was the UI Designer and he Bill Bull, Head of Platform UED, made a very insightful comment about web […]

  • You Kids Never Had it so Good!

    Getting up to speed here at Nokia after joining three days ago – lots of institutional knowledge tucked away across the intranet which features a bewildering array of internal blogs, wikis, and video archives. One thing I immediately notice is that the average age of people who work here in the Mountain View office is […]