Posts Tagged ‘ user experience ’

A Case Study of “Designed By Developers”: Stack Overflow

July 21, 2010
A Case Study of “Designed By Developers”: Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow was set up by two successful high-profile businessmen, attracts over 7 million unique visitors a month, and has received $6 million in funding. So I found it a little jarring when I visited the site to see this: My eyes puked from the motion sickness of not-knowing-where-to-look-oh-my-god-everything-is-everywhere-ness of the page. It’s a...
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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...
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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...
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