case studies · usability · user experience · venting

Thoughtless design is going to cost me money… (or, why you shouldn’t ignore conventions)

Here is a new phone we got the other day. It’s our landline phone. Pretty cute huh? It’s called the Aqua by BT. Don’t buy it. I paid about £100 for a set of these phones. They are going to cost me a lot more than that in no time. Here’s the thing. How do… Continue reading Thoughtless design is going to cost me money… (or, why you shouldn’t ignore conventions)

case studies · innovation & new stuff

Yahoo! Go 2.0 shows how far mobile UI design has to go

Have you seen the Yahoo! Go 2.0 interface yet? I have, although only on my laptop as their mobile beta is currently full… I’m on the waiting list. Yahoo! are very excited about this interface. Here’s how they describe it: A revolutionary design. Yahoo Go! is the first application optimized for the “small screen” of… Continue reading Yahoo! Go 2.0 shows how far mobile UI design has to go

case studies · customer research · innovation & new stuff · user experience

Wii have a problem (but it’s your fault)

Who knew a games controller could wreak such havok. Head over to WiiHaveAProblem and be astounded by the number of TV sets that people have taken out when they’ve been playing with their new Wii and the controller has been thrown out of their hands with such force as to break the strap. Carnage ensues.… Continue reading Wii have a problem (but it’s your fault)