Posts Tagged ‘ usability ’

Toilet-Roll Holder Design

October 20, 2010

We’re still snowed-under with work, but we’ve just moved into a new apartment in Shinjuku, Tokyo, where we’ll be for the next 6 weeks. I wouldn’t normally post anything about toilet-roll holders… but I love the simplicity of the one in our apartment. Simple, robust and fast to change. Great design.
Read more »

Tags: ,
Posted in regular | 2 Comments »

Interaction Design Laws

July 6, 2010
Interaction Design Laws

Fitts’s law is a model of human movement in human-computer interaction and ergonomics which predicts that the time required to rapidly move to a target area is a function of the distance to and the size of the target. From: Fitts’s Law, Wikipedia the steering law is a predictive model of human movement, concerning the...
Read more »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Snowboarding / Software Design Metaphor

January 24, 2010
Snowboarding / Software Design Metaphor

I’ve just returned from a snowboarding trip to the beautiful Val d’Isere. One aspect of the trip made me think about software interface design. Where possible, we tried to avoid the pistes. They are exactly as you expect them to be: busy, often icy routes that you sometimes have to use to get from...
Read more »

Tags: , ,
Posted in regular | No Comments »