I am writing this because the Mac world seems to be totally blind to the best file transfer utility on the planet: Interarchy.
I accuse cognitive scientists of speculating about internal processes with respect to which they have no appropriate means of observation. Cognitive science is often only premature neurology.Skinner
He won the argument with Chomsky, but he lost his personal war on cognitive psychology. Which is a good thing.
Update July 14th 2011, Additional commentary on my old design and changes to other UI’s since I first wrote this post. A brain storming session on the Moz usability list was sparked off by Firefox’s need for a better generic movie player UI . After doing some best of breed analysis of current solutions and value mapping each UI element I designed some mockups.Continue Reading →
Web developers use two basic types of metrics to measure page speed: literal load time and “best practice” score cards like Google Page Speed and Yahoo’s YSlow. The tools for both metrics mislead developers as to what they should spend their time and effort on.
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As part of an independent study course at the University of Washington, I spent time trying to improve the usability of Tor. Tor is a network that forwards internet traffic between several computers to who the user that is accessing the site is and what sites a specific user is accessing. My ideas on how to improve the network did not pan out, but my testing raises some interesting questions and it is best shared in an online format.Continue Reading →
Seriously, why can’t I just get all of this crap done automatically? Why the hell do I have to provide “proof” of insurance in the form of a paper card I could photoshop in a couple of minutes?
Tired of the sudo-racist attacks on Al Jazeera, I created this button nearly 2 years ago. Editable files and whatnot are below the fold.
We must also be a strong nation that also cares for the weak & forgotten.George W Bush
The “compassionate conservative” in 2000, showing how to frame the health care debate in a way that appeals to both conservatives and progressives.
As outlined in Part 1, the traditional style of documentation is antithetical to actual usage. Style is a major problem, but the delivery mechanisms are just as bad. At best, a manual can be oriented to predefined tasks and known problems, at worst it is a dense technical read with a broad overview intertwined with nitty-gritty details. Neither approach considers how people actually work with documentation. Firstly users never consult a manual unless they encounter a problem they cannot solveContinue Reading →