Category: Design

  • UXHK 2014 notes: Storytelling – Interaction Design as the Language of Story

    UXHK 2014 notes: Storytelling – Interaction Design as the Language of Story

    Workshop by: Dave Malouf, @daveixd If your story doesn’t engage, then you are probably failing at design.    people = personas location = context props = interfaces activities = tasks dialog = flow/sequence experience – how we FEEL how to get things done engage emotional connection with voice/tone Tales with: purpose, meaning, value design to […]

  • UXHK 2014 notes: From Customer Insight to Great Products

    UXHK 2014 notes: From Customer Insight to Great Products

    Root Cause Analysis the first answer might not be the right answer –> DIG DEEPER WHY is that our problem? 5 Why’s: Problem – Why – Why – Why – Why – Why – Solution one branch at a time, like a mind map Rethink how you’re facing the problem We are often NOT the […]

  • Currently Reading: The User Experience Team of One

    I’ve recently decided to join a team as a designer and front-end developer. We’ll be working on a product and I wanted to start off with the User Experience in mind. I bought the book, The User Experience Team of One on the Kindle app a day before UXHK (as a refresher, because I didn’t […]

  • Spark Camera on iOS (and circles on your interface)

    Spark Camera is free on the iOS App Store for a while, so C suggested that I download the app since it was really pretty for a video recorder+editor. I’m not used to taking videos, more less editing them, so I don’t think I did pretty well compared to C’s tests. It’s interesting because it seems […]

  • UI design: donation form design done right

    UI design: donation form design done right

    While I was looking for an organization to donate to, so I could help in some way families who have been devastated by the typhoon. There was one site that stood out from those that I’ve looked at (which aren’t many, to be honest): Unicef (PH)’s donate page. Most sites that would ask for money […]

  • I have a 2013 Nexus 7 and it’s still not good enough

    Ultralinx published a very good review of the 2013 Nexus 7. And I agree with them: great specs for the price, even if it is around $60 more expensive in the Philippines compared to buying from the US (roughly around $330 compared to $270). But Oliur Rahman echoed exactly the reason why the 2013 Nexus 7 […]

  • Dashboards

    I’ve been working on dashboards. Not very often, but I’ve had a few projects, and I usually start out feeling lost and confused about where to start. I recently signed up at froont.com to check out their responsive-making tools and was greeted with this pretty simple dashboard. Damn, I really need to work on my […]

  • Why SMART’s “re-design” of the User Accounts page has a horrible UI

    Why SMART’s “re-design” of the User Accounts page has a horrible UI

    C asked me how I liked the new design of SMART’s User Account Page, and I said it was pretty bad. It was one of those examples of “style over function” because even if it looks neater than the old version, my experience as a customer was worse than before. I only ever log in […]

  • Resource sharing: a Design Basics module

    This is a quickly-gathered list of topics and links to give a simple overview and some foundation of design. I originally shared this with my teammates, but I’m putting it here for anyone who might want to check the list out. (This may not be the best list out there, but it is a quick […]