Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Posts you will like...

This blog is finally old enough to merit a highlighting of some of the better posts. Moving right along...

NYC is all over UX

I've been following this trend on Indeed.com, a job search aggregation site -- First I search "user experience design" and look at where the positions are (this is a mix of consulting/full time and part time). For a while now, there have been tons of openings NYC! As you can see from the screenshot above, NYC has more than double the UX openings. San Francisco's number is on par with Chicago, DC, and yes, Atlanta, Georgia.

For a while now I've been noticing tons of UX's form NYC & they have a slick style! NYC seems more Hulu while Silicon Valley is more Youtube. Check out Squarespace and compare it to Weebly.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Simple? Intutive? Microsoft!?

Could the people responsible for this so something totally awesome?

I've been fascinated by Microsoft's new game console, Kinect and apparently it's awesome to use! Fine don't believe me. Watch the video below to se revolutionary applications of a hardware-less interface.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Droid: Be one or own one?

To be loved currently, but in the future, to simply survive, technology must be nice, cool, useful, and work perfectly with us humans, weird, sloppy, moody, confused as we are. Technology is here for us and should adapt to us. Technology should meet our needs.

So I'm floored to see ad campaigns like this Droid Phone commercial, which propose the opposite: that humans are the ones who need to adapt to technology by being more like it. I thought the phone was supposed to be the droid, not the customer.

Do you dream of being like a computer? Do you want to type so fast it makes you look like you're a robot? Tired of those clumsy flesh hands & arms? Buy a Droid, free your inner typist!

Infographics are totally hot right now

Click on the image below for the whole shebang.

By GTMetrics...now get back to work!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Checkout: Sephoras shipping method selector

UPS ground is default though takes twice as long for us on the West Coast, USPS priority is Faster than Fast! am I missing anything? Does this confuse you too?

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thermostat: Industrial interface design example

I find industrial interface design captivating because they work with so many constraints. Look at what this designer was faced with when applying labels to this thermostat: four teeny-tiny buttons.

I admire how the designer used icons and created boxes around the small buttons. The icons reinforce the meaning and the boxes increase the perceived size of each button. Well done, SensorStat! An excellent example of working within physical limits.