Archive for the ‘usability’ Category
For the first time in as long as I can remember, I got angry at my computer. Not just perturbed, but teeth-clenching, fist pounding, expletive-blurting, co-worker-disturbing angry.
Surprisingly, my anger wasn’t directed at the network for being slow or at Parallels for taking entirely too long to boot up or shut down. It wasn’t because I [...]
I always appreciate when I can pick something up and start using it without having to read any instructions, but I also am always very thankful when a product manages to fit everything you need to know about how to use it right there on the product itself. Sometimes this is done with a sticker [...]
It’s all about Feedback
Feedback is important. Whether in the context of personal relationships, professional careers, or user interface design, it’s important for people to know how they’re doing and what’s going on in some one else’s head (or on some server). In fact, I can think of very few situations where more feedback would be [...]