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  • Which Comes First? Layout or Content?

    October 11, 2015

    Avoid awkward and difficult page layouts by fitting flexible templates to content whenever possible. Test often during design, and plan to scale up.

    Apple Is Making Us All My Grandmother

    October 11, 2015

    Sometimes the form doesn’t follow function and usability must be sacrificed for the sake of beautiful design and business goals. The iPhone is an example.

    Why Designers Think Users Are Lazy: 3 Human Behaviors

    October 4, 2015

    Do you ever think your users are lazy, or maybe even a little bit dumb? Device Inertia, momentum behavior, and selective attention are common behaviors that can make users seem slothful. However, interface design, not deficient user effort, is the true cause for these error-prone user paths.

    Slider Design: Rules of Thumb

    September 13, 2015

    Selecting a precise value using a slider is a difficult task requiring good motor skills, even if the slider is well designed. If picking an exact value is important to the goal of the interface, choose an alternate UI element.

    Should Small Companies Have an Intranet?

    September 13, 2015

    An intranet can benefit small organizations if they have many remote employees, a high employee turnover, and low findability of company-related content.

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