Power nap app for iPhoneThis application creates a discipline in daily napping routine. It certanly makes you more powerful, especially because it allows you to be more productive and energetic. This way you buy yourself more time to enjoy and fulfill your day just the way you want to! Power nap increases quality of time spent at work and during your private time. By taking a nap one increases and renews its energy levels and is able to preform better at work and still feel fresh for the rest of the day. These 30 minutes can have a major impact on the levels of success and it can lower the feeling of tirdness and lack of concentration. Functionality of the application is a very simple, easy to use alarm which allows one to choose time from 1-30 minutes waking up with custom made calming sounds Because of its very clean and elegant design it is so simple to use and understand leaving no time for anything else but napping.
Nothing is more effective than walking over to a colleague, showing some work, discussing, sketching, exchanging ideas, understanding facial expressions and body language, and reaching a resolution on a thorny topic.
Make it a cultural value to avoid shortcuts, technical and design alike
UX small wins - be proactive
Is Newsletter important for your biz ?
One day some 3rd party email service in this example Google Gmail added new feature for filtering email, lets call it tabbed multi-inbox feature.
Great for their users but really bad for yours because now your users have one more extra click to your newsletter. So this could potentially kill 50% of your existing newsletter opening rate.
Team from @Gilt recognized that and they made small & clever move.
Read note on image below.
Always be aware of your surroundings &
Always educate your visitors.
What Comes After Click: A Crash Course in Tangible User Interfaces
Read this intro into Tangible UI @ Gizmodo from Kelsey
”..In 1992, a design student named Durrell Bishop (who went on to work at IDEO and found Luckybite) created what some cite as the first tangible UI. His Marble Answering Machine symbolized each incoming messages with a marble..”
”..For three decades, most of us have interacted with computers in exactly the same way: We point with a mouse (or a finger!), click, and watch the screen. In one way, it’s the most outdated element of human computer interaction around. But in another, it’s the thing that’s shaped every operating system and device designed since its invention. We’re starting to leave it behind, though. Here’s what’s coming next..”
read in full @ Gizmodo
Skeuomorphic vs. flat design - article from @thinkmoto
”..There already was a flat design before–it appeared even before the rise of skeuomorphic design..”
”..In the early days of personal computing–when this technology was accessible to novices for the first time–metaphors were needed to bridge the gap between the real world and the digital–the „tangible and the intangible“. Skeuomorphic design, with it‘s shadows and gradients, played a big role in bridging this gap as it made use of existing mental models for interacting with a completely new technology. Today, the web is natural to us and people gained a basic knowledge how to interact with it. Real-world metaphors lost their key role in helping people understand the possibilities of the web..”
”..Take the very first cars, for instance: They were made to look like a horseless carriage. Later on, people accepted the car as a distinct technology and designers started to develop a unique visual language for it..”
Read complete article from @thinkmoto