Common Misconceptions About Touch
…there are still very few designers who seem to know how touchscreens actually work or how people really interact with them.
The sumamry of his touchscreen design guidelines
Determine the size of each visual target.
Determine the size of each touch target—and define it in your design specification!
Evaluate touch targets for possible interference errors. If small targets are too close together, adjust their size and spacing.
Determine the consequences of accidental taps on adjacent targets. If they’re severe, protect users from them by rearranging targets or placing them further apart.
Building Facebook Home with Quartz Composer
Who’s Winning, iOS or Android?
Great Summary. In short:
Android if you’re talking about market share; iOS if you mean financial success.
Show How, Don’t Tell What - A Management Style
Ryan Tomayko (GitHub PM) describing his management style
> There’s no How To Ship Product training class or anything like that. Instead, I just do work.
Great Ideas vs Great Products
It’s the disease of thinking that a really great idea is 90% of the work. And the problem with that is that there’s just a tremendous amount of craftsmanship in between a great idea and a great product.
Size Matters for Connected Devices. Phablets Don’t.
Small phones (e.g., most Blackberries), 3.5” or under screens
Medium phones (e.g., iPhone), between 3.5” - 4.9” screens
Phablets (e.g., Galaxy Note), 5.0” - 6.9” screens
Small Tablets (e.g., Kindle Fire), 7.0” - 8.4” screens
Full-size tablets (e.g., the iPad), 8.5” or greater screens
Mid-Sized Smartphones Dominate. Phablets are a Fad.
Phones are getting bigger, Tablets smaller
When it comes to smartphones, bigger screens (4 inches plus) are becoming the norm. But the exact opposite seems to be happening in tablet sales where smaller (7 inch) devices are starting to outsell bigger (10 inch) ones.
February 13, 2013 at 8:34am
No More “Mobile”
Jim Ramsden suggests to not use the word “Mobile” anymore because
Mobile was a useful term when it was new and niche. You could use it in a conversation to narrow things down. Now it’s so broad it’s fast becoming meaningless.
Mobile Users will become ‘Users’, Mobile Web will become ‘Web’, and they’ll be so many devices in so many sizes that deciding what to ring fence as a Mobile device will become impossible.
December 20, 2012 at 2:02pm
eBay to Stop Advertising Inside Mobile Apps: “It’s Not Worth It.”
Devin Wenig, eBay’s president of global marketplaces:
… distracting, cluttered up the iPhone’s small screen, and failed to deliver significant revenue.
December 17, 2012 at 2:02pm
A Hard Thing is Done by Figuring Out How to Start
We’re addicted quick fixes, top ten lists, and four-hour work weeks, but the truth is - if it wasn’t hard, everyone would be doing it and a hard thing is never done by reading a list or a book or an article about doing it. A hard thing is done by figuring out how to start.