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?
Category: UI design
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
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?
I decided to try out the iPad today at my local Apple store. I discovered that it is not that friendly for folks whose eyes don't match up to twenty-something UI designers, and there seem to be some glitches elsewhere as well. As someone who is not usually happy with font sizes, I will say … Continue reading iPad not there yet for zoomers
Computer operating systems and the programs that run in them are surprisingly inflexible in appearance, given the power of personal computers today. Browsers are incredibly flexible. OS's and programs could afford to learn a lesson from browsers.