Design

Nov 21

Mobile Tooltips: the unobtrusive UX pattern to deepen engagement

Remember Clippy? Perhaps you’d rather not! Clippy was Microsoft’s “Office Assistant” and became universally derided. Here are 5 reasons why people hated Clippy: Obtrusive – power users hated Clippy because it had patronizing suggestions. Distracting – the image at right (without the gun) is literally Clippy looking bored and wanting you to stop your job


Oct 31

Cognitive Overload & Feature Discovery in Mobile UX

I’m a dabbler in matters of neuroscience and cognition, I listen/watch things from Sapolsky, Dennet, my kindle is loaded with Sam Harris, Metzinger and love to torture my Sunday breakfast partners about what our fear of snakes teaches us about App design. A little knowledge is dangerous, but can be applied to Mobile App design