Category: UI design

Single-Field Password Set/Reset: Threat or Menace?


This post is dedicated to everyone who ever had trouble logging into a website (myself included, way too many times) or whoever had their account hacked because their password was too simple (way too many friends and acquaintances, way too many times). This is for us. Dear website designers and programmers: Every modern website adds new … Continue reading Single-Field Password Set/Reset: Threat or Menace?

Overdue calendar reforms and conversational breakdowns


Calendar programs let you schedule meetings, and e-mail programs have long let you reply to messages and forward files. E-mail programs now let you follow conversations. But a more nuanced approach is needed for all of these. After years of calendar and e-mail programs, I can't understand why the programmers haven't gotten these very basic … Continue reading Overdue calendar reforms and conversational breakdowns

Pinch/spread and portrait/landscape: why don’t they just work?


I recently had a chance to alpha test an app on the iPhone and Android for work. I can't discuss it here, but I can say that apparently both the iPhone and Android development systems cause developers a lot of extra work to make things behave consistently throughout the app. My point of frustration: why … Continue reading Pinch/spread and portrait/landscape: why don’t they just work?