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The Problem With Radio Buttons

The Problem With Radio Buttons

I made a mistake. I clicked the X in the lower right corner of the screenshot above. Just as I was about to click it I thought, “That&srquo;s an odd place for a Delete button…” Only, of course, it wasn’t a Delete button. It’s the button you click when you want to tell the good […]

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On Myths & Mythos, Design-Wise

On Myths & Mythos, Design-Wise

My university and professional lives collide below. Fair warning. There are a lot of things about design that we (as designers) can count on: Humans are readily predictable; they rarely do what they say they do. The environments in which humans act and interact are readily predictable; they are easy to observe and change. Humans […]

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Real, Usable, Useful, Omnomable Design

Real, Usable, Useful, Omnomable Design

Please file this under bloody-fucking-brill. Fewer dishes to wash. Recyclable as always (though some places won’t take pizza boxes). Easy to use. And I bet as close to 100% intuitive as you can get. This is good design. Taking an everyday product and task and making it so much better it makes you wonder why […]

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Twitter for the User Experience Crowd

Twitter for the User Experience Crowd

I attended a session at this week’s BostonUPA MiniCon entitled Tips from Two Tweeps: How User Experience Pros Find Value on Twitter. It got me thinking about the ways I, as your UX host, use Twitter for my evil UX purposes. Sorry, I typed that backwards. Not evil, live. Yeah… Below are some tested (as […]

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It’s The Little Things. Literally.

Now that I’ve drawn you in with my decidedly non-SEO-ified title… Above (click the image to embiggen, the image that is. I’m not selling anything here.) please find one info graphic comparison of salsa hotness. See those little chili peppers? They’re telling you something. We are a two-salsa household. My wife prefers Hot salsa and […]

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You Shouldn’t Have To Go At Home

I was wondering what to write today, staring at the blank textarea as usual, when I realized I really needed to pee. Stay with me here. And so, I walked to the restroom and did so. And that’s when I realized what I wanted to write about. Here Begineth the Rant … Men… honestly. How […]

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Making Coffee More Efficient

Minor caveat before we get going here: Yes, I’ve been getting coffee at Starbucks of late. There isn’t a better place for coffee that’s anywhere near my home or work. For those that know me… well, I am sorry. A long time ago, in a state far, far away I used to be a Barista. […]

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When Users Design! And Why That’s Okay

I have wondered before whether an architect or interior designer, upon starting a new project, goes back to see how their previous work is being used. Do they wonder how the inhabitants of the buildings they’ve worked on changed the space or if the inhabitants have adapted in negative ways? Here’s my case in point. […]

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