Monthly Archives: October 2014

Required Reading – The End Of Apps As We Know Them

My colleague, former Microsoftie and Sage-ite Steve Cover, posted a link to a thought provoking article on Intercom.io. Titled “The End Of Apps As We Know Them“, it claims that designers and developers need to focus more on designing apps as systems that interact with other applications and OS’es, and less as stand-alone destinations. It’s […]

2003 Called…It Wants Its Error Message Back

File this under “anti-pattern”… here’s an error message I received from a web application when I clicked on something after I exceeded the automatic log out timer but the page didn’t refresh. Obviously this message is ugly and rude, but what else is happening here? Here’s a quick tally: 1. Dev-speak. Most of the message […]

Required Reading – Hunting Unicorns

My colleague and friend Patrick Neeman just posted a great presentation about the skillsets and competencies of effective UX practitioners. Why it’s required reading: 1. Patrick frames the problem: that is, there’s no single entry point or path into a UX career. Consequently, practitioners who identify as “UX practitioners” have wildly different skillsets and competencies. […]