@oddysee That’s a way good way to think about it.
@chrisbride Yeah, way better in all respects.
Gorgeous full-screen views on @Rdio. http://t.co/2WRMIKupTW
@fabriciot Their header looks like something out of a wireframe.
I’m not saying we ditch web for native mobile, but I am suggesting we think beyond adaptive layouts. “Responsive” can mean so much more.
Three years of responsive web design and it’s still about screen size. Native mobile apps are arguably more “responsive” to real context.
That concludes a long week of customer research. So humbling to see the truth in regular people trying to get a job done with your product.
This three hour flight to Sydney felt as long as an international trip. If only there was a holiday at the end of it.
.@Flickr’s new design is step forward, but their new pricing feels like a step back. Why dilute Pro features to just an ad-free experience?
@force10x Delete’s ok, but the rest trip me up often. Not good.
.@gmail’s icons without any labels trip me up even months after use. Which one’s Archive again? Delete? Move? Gosh. http://t.co/5hKUL0y619
@worrydream How do you fund your independent research? Can we, the public, help you Kickstarter-style?
@MichaelBoyd_23 Thanks! It’s been smooth so far, interesting projects. Hope things are well with you too.
@andrewlitvak Heh, clever partnership indeed.
Tumblr is the web’s quiet achiever. Thriving community and content, yet hardly any coverage in the press compared to their competition.
@andrewlitvak That’s true.
@jwswj Interestingly, Android 2.x browsers are the new IE6 for them.
@robertsparis The site looks different (and better) than last time I saw it. Your work?
@chrisbride Yep, I see Wilson Miner’s touch all over their design.
@grahamrb Not surprised MOG’s average. Rdio’s collection has served me ok so far, but let’s see… I’ll certainly be tweeting about it.
@davidsamaras Heh, Rdio’s library has served me ok so far, but you might be right long term.
Everyone’s on Spotify and I’ve tried to join in but man I can’t stomach their design. @Rdio for me.
Re-watched Brett Victor’s acclaimed ‘Inventing on Principle.’ His words to live by: “Do you define yourself by your craft or by your cause?”
@chrisbride Not sure, but I’d guess it’s either their tech limitations or users being better at spotting things than describing as a query.
Numeric keypads shouldn’t come by default on modern desktop keyboards. The extra reach to the mouse hurts over time. Loss in desk space too.
@PGHarrison Evil’s probably too strong a word, but neither are great.
@PGHarrison Lesser of two evils with these parties. I too wish we had a credible alternative.
@force10x For one-month gigs, you’re better off with freelancers dude. Check out Elance or something.
Why can’t all lifts have buttons like this old one at David Jones? http://t.co/mVZuQG1jxd
@helveticade It blows me away that they get away with pretending.
With all that talent at Facebook, you’d think ugly pages like this wouldn’t exist. But privacy’s not their priority. http://t.co/FLZ9XEDRKU
@chrisbride Your idea of Apple TVs hooked up in meeting rooms: they’re all over here. AirPlay is so handy.
And there’s that S word again… “Skeuomorphism.” Whatever your stance, remember MS DOS and every desktop UI metaphor with similar roots.
It’s funny how “flat design” is talked about as a new thing. Pick up a history book and turn to the chapter on Modernism.
@trowdy The design trilogy is definitely worth a watch: Helvetica, Objectified and Urbanized.
@trowdy Love that doco and the whole trilogy really. Gary Hustwit gets it.
@trowdy Trends-obsessed architects unleashing all kinds of attention-grabbing crazy without any sense of responsibility or timelessness.
Wouldn’t it be nice if job titles described what we do, not what we are? “I make XYZ better” rather than “I’m an XYZer.” Verbose but clear.
@xAbhishek Nice looking deck. Surprised to see ‘Yes / No’ button labels though. Slip-up or deliberate?
I find it helps to think more in terms of ergonomics and industrial design when crafting touch interfaces. It’s a physical act, ultimately.
We call all these things digital, yet the piece of glass in our hands we touch, swipe, feel, talk into… It’s more physical, natural.
To folks behind company twitter accounts: Why waste your eminence recycling news links? How about some original, opinionated writing.
I’ve learnt that product design is basically answering one question (“Is this a feature or a product?”) over and over without going insane.
@souvikdg Really enjoyed your talk. Solid tips and hilarious anecdotes :) The crowd seemed quite engaged too. Well done!
@trowdy haha I feel that way about it too. Worst twitter client on iPad.
@kstre Hahaha, what’s funnier is his words for justifying it: “Maybe it’s the scientific sceptic in me, but…”
@oddysee Yep, design seems to happen everywhere these days, but ideally it should be in that structure.
@c0up LOL, sure hope I don’t sound like that all the time.
Job titles aside, an agency is ultimately three teams:
1. Folks who inform the design
2. Folks who design
3. Folks who realise the design
Design considers every detail. What the industry calls ‘conceptual design’ abstracts detail. Let’s call that ‘conceptual modeling’ instead.
@kstre haha, the money is mainly for IE.
@deanfra Giant fail whale.
@miranj What time of day were they shot? And what kit? They came out really well.
@miranj Nice work with the videos!
Proficiency in tools can be a prerequisite to a craft, but they can’t be its definition. Growth stems from new problems requiring new tools.
Knowing how to wireframe or photoshop doesn’t make one a designer just as typing doesn’t make one a writer. We must grow beyond our tools.
Overheard on the tram: “Myki is the best example of reinventing the wheel and coming up with a square.”
The best interaction design requires the least interaction to get the job done. The simplest path to the answer is what people seek.
Funny how interaction design is hyped as this cool thing people would love to interact with. People only love interacting with other people.
@established1987 I said hi and you were like, eeeeh. Classic.
@deanfra hehe pretty much like that.
Regular feedback is good and all, but sometimes it’s like tasting the food while still being cooked — give it some time.
When designers get it wrong and people struggle through its use, you see that design isn’t about trends or style; design is about ethics.
Watching tourists and seniors struggle with Myki shows how broken it really is. The govt’s ignorance of the issues is basically corruption.
Resist the urge to over-optimise layouts for mobile or tablet – too much and you’ll risk disorientating users who often switch devices.
@macromates Love the new file browser in nightly builds. Much cleaner and simpler. Thanks!
The web’s openness means we’re not done designing until we’re done writing – ask if your design works even with screen readers for the blind
@helveticade TextMate 2’s certainly worth another look. I’ve found the defaults fine, but there’s a solid list of plugins under Preferences.
@deanfra Sublime is great but doesn’t provide a fully native Mac experience like TextMate does. Little things like keyboard bindings, icons.
TextMate 2’s nightly builds keep getting better. (Love the cleaner side bar.) Open sourcing it was a good thing after all.
@wordsfromwongy No different to English punctuation arguments you’d have with writers :)
@rashmiswamy So many colourful portraits. Another immediate follow.
@rungta Followed and added as contact. Thanks for sharing.