You’d think replacing a magnetic board with a digital system would be a good thing, wouldn’t you? Well, not if you get the “user interface” completely wrong…
Also posted in Rant
Tagged GUI, London, Rant, Usability
Apple’s iPad applications make use of real-world objects in their user interfaces: books, newspapers, address books. What is it about the iPad that makes it a good platform for this kind of UI?
Peggle and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars. Two fantastic and very different iPhone games, but how is your enjoyment of them affected by the platform on which they run?
Also posted in Gaming, iPhone
Tagged games, iPhone
I’ve just noticed a nice little feature in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2: pinned DataTips. Values displayed in the debugger as you hover over a variable can now be pinned in place and remain aligned with the source. They can even have annotations added… Tasty!
Programmers are notoriously bad at creating good user interfaces. How can you tell if your app was designed by a programmer? (Hint: it’s easy).