April 8, 2015No Comments

STOP using PNGs, use PDF instead for iOS icons. It works… here is how…

We all know how difficult and time consuming is to create icons and now we must create icons in three different sizes, regular, retina@2x and retina@3x.

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March 31, 2015No Comments

Origami helped me to be a better designer. It may help you too.

Ohh!!! Not the Facebook Origami. Facebook Origami is an awesome tool to bring ideas to life. I am referring to the art of paper folding. Directly or indirectly art of paper folding has taught me a lot.

I look at it as a systematic approach to solve a problem.

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March 28, 2015No Comments

Bill reminders in mint mobile.

Recently mint made bill reminders available on mobile. Users can view and set reminders on mint iOS and Android apps. It was a feature users were eagerly waiting for. The feature existed on web but not on mobile.

 

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March 27, 2015No Comments

Bigger phones may have increased the time spent but not changed the one hand mode much. In fact it..

Frequently used apps are easily available and rest are arranged by task

Finally… I spent some time to organize Apps on my iPhone 6+. I bought iPhone 6+ this January and I am really happy with the device, it has not bent…yet(lol). I was using iPhone 5s and Nexus 5 before moving to iPhone 6+, Yes… I used two phones at a time. And before that I was using Samsung Galaxy S4, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s and iPhone 4 and the list goes on…

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March 6, 2015No Comments

Context

Swipe gesture is very interesting gesture. It moves information in and out from the view and allows user to complete a task quickly. Mailbox app, launched in 2013 used this gesture very differently. It solved mail organization problem in a smart way. In my opinion it added a cognitive load. User must learn swipe direction and duration. This load was worth as the return was better.

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March 2, 2015No Comments

That fine detail

Now a days lot of mobile apps use card as an interface to display information. Card surfaces information when needed. User interaction and behavior makes card smart.

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January 22, 2012No Comments

Experience Design

on Jan 21st, I visited Happy Hollow Park and Zoo in San Jose, California and came across this fantastic experience design example. A deep subject sliced interestingly with a practical for kids. I liked it.

Dino Dig at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

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January 4, 2012No Comments

Translation or Transliteration-II

In the previous post I wrote about how interesting it is, when we express the same meaning in various languages/scripts. You can find the post here. I took photograph of the restroom entrance (US and India). The reason I chose restroom entrance, as the context of the message remains the same throughout the world.

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October 14, 2011No Comments

Coin design in India

"They shall no longer be a legal tender for payment as well as on account." - P Vijaya Bhaskar. Regional Director RBI

30 June 2011, when RBI stopped 25 paise coins, that left us with 50 paise, 1 rupee, 2 rupee and 5 rupee coins in circulation. I remember there was a 10 rupee coin as well. At one point we even had 1 paise, 2 paise, 3 paise coins.

Stainless steel coinage of 1 rupee, 25 and 50 paise, was introduced in 1988 and in 1992. I do not remember the exact date when the new designed coins came in circulation. Roughly I can say in 2007 we started using the new shining coins. This particular article attempts to compare the old coins and new coins. Read more

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