Category Archives: UI

Cloudy with a chance of iPhones – the UX of weather

Here’s a post I wrote for The Real Adventure blog recently. Although it can at times feel tediously familiar, our geographical position makes our weather hard to predict, and at times it can feel like we experience all four seasons … Continue reading

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Answer cards – a great visual analogy

Here’s a post I wrote for The Real Adventure blog last September. Google has long been a company known for dealing in data. Be it collecting, analysing, sorting or presenting data, it has largely maintained its position as the gateway … Continue reading

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Post touch screen interaction

It’s inevitable that touch screens will eventually become outdated by new technologies. Recently things have been moving towards motion tracking technologies that can capture gestures and so on without the need for the user to be touching a mouse or … Continue reading

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The death of buttons?

Here’s a post I wrote for The Real Adventure blog last May. We’ve been clicking our way around the digital world for 30 years or so now; opening files, saving documents, ‘Liking’ posts on Facebook, submitting forms; all by the … Continue reading

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T(ether)

More touchless interaction – this time T(ether), from MIT Media Lab; “a Spatially- and Body-Aware Window for Collaborative Editing and Animation of 3D Virtual Objects”.

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Leap Motion

Leap is a motion controller for your computer, using technology reminiscent of Xbox Kinect. According to its manufactures; “It’s more accurate than a mouse, as reliable as a keyboard and more sensitive than a touchscreen… the Leap can distinguish your … Continue reading

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I just want a table, but you want my life story

I just went to book a table in a restaurant, and was pretty astounded by how bad the user experience of the online booking service was. It all started ok, choose a date, time, number of people – ie the stuff I know … Continue reading

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New online presence for Teehan+Lax

Love the process – “From the get-go, we wanted to create a site that would work across a wide range of devices and screens sizes. We sketched out our mobile screens first, then worked up to tablets, standard, large and … Continue reading

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Paw friendly touchscreens

Interesting UI challenge – designing a touchscreen interface for a cat(!) http://www.gamesforcats.com

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Scroll down to scroll right

Unusual UI approach over at http://www.relaxwearethegoodguys.com/ – scrolling down actually scrolls the page content across, instead of the usual vertical movement. Interestingly, I’ve shown this to quite a few people now, and none of them found it counter intuitive, presumably as scrolling down intrinsically means “show … Continue reading

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