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user interface

My Telegram posts on 2020’s week 26

Week 25 ←→ Week 28

My Telegram channel

Live-commenting WWDC 2020 on Monday, June 22

The icons are jelly and that’s annoying:

Oh, there’s a portal in the fountain at Apple Park.

The Mac is moving to Apple-made processors for top performance. This is good news.

iOS & iPadOS apps run on the Mac without any changes needed. Catalyst was a short-term thing.

Instead of credits at the end there’s an assurance that Apple took care so nobody would get infected. Sign of the times:

Tuesday, June 23

These tiles have a nice look:

Wednesday, June 24

Wow:

Also, inconsistent use of articles.

Friday, June 26

The empty-space-to-the-right issue has been solved. My project illustrations now take up almost the entire screen width. Looks stunning:

 No comments   15 d   Apple   coronavirus   language   Mac   my Telegram channel   my website   user interface

My Telegram posts on 2020’s week 25

Week 24 ←→ Week 26

My Telegram channel

Thursday, June 18

What happened to your heads, people?

Friday, June 19

Netflix’s interface is excellent: when starting watching a new season, it gives me a recap of the previous one.

Oh, and best of all, Netflix lets me skip the useless intros of movies and series.

Saturday, June 20

One of my favourite things about the UK is the unique scent of bread coming from bakeries. bakeries. It goes along fantastically with the industrial smell of London.

No toolbars on the Mac

Using keyboard shortcuts is much quicker than pointing and clicking. Therefore I eliminated toolbars wherever possible.

I design my environment in a way that encourages healthy habits.

 No comments   1 mon   design   Mac   me   user interface

Morse code tapping to unlock

Today’s phones can be woken by tapping the screen. Future phones will be unlocked by tapping in a pattern similar to Morse code.

 No comments   6 mon   design   user interface

QR codes

It’s a bad scenario when QR codes are being scanned by a human. It’s a good one a human approaches a machine that scans his or her QR code.

But the latter is just a cheaper option instead of NFC.

 No comments   8 mon   design   user interface

Pigna Library website v1.1

The Pigna Library happens to host events. There is a dedicated events block to get the readers to know about them.

When it came time to expand the “add” page beyond books, Ilya and I decided to kill the interface altogether.

To add an event, the librarian just writes what the event is. The plus sign received a beautiful frame to be on par with its friends—books.

See also: The interface is evil

 No comments   1 y   Pigna   release   Sanremo   user interface

Train door buttons

Bad: levers

Bad: buttons that are located in a weird place

Bad: buttons that make fingers bleed

Good: those that aren’t any of the above

Excellent: those that remember that you pressed them

Obviously, all buttons should be responsive to touches in gloves. There should be no buttons on trains that only go through a closed space.

Added on May 29, 2020: Buttons should not be used during the coronavirus pandemic.

 No comments   1 y   design   trains   user interface   video

Contextual text in articles

Almost anything can be easily revealed about any internet user. Why not use it to give authors a powerful way to contextualise what people read? People will get a bonus for giving away privacy: saving time.

For instance, instead of writing

If you have an iPhone, go to Settings ‹...›
If you’re on Android, then there is no way to solve this.

write

Since you have an iPhone, go to Settings ‹...›

The same idea can be applied for videos too.

 No comments   2018   design   ideas   user interface

Auto-save while printing

I have a document open as I’m printing it. Then, I catch a typo. The part where it is hasn’t been printed yet. Why can’t I fix the typo and have the printer print out the correct version?

 No comments   2018   user interface
 No comments   2018   user interface
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