November 27, 2015

Time that reacts

I have been using Apple watch for last month or two. I love it. It is my health tracking device. As much I am satisfied with health and workout apps, I am kind of disappointed with default watch faces. No offense, they are great, but that’s not how we react to time. It feels meh!

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November 22, 2015

My dear fellas

Especially young product designers! How are you guys doing? What’s happening?

Let me guess, you were working on a mockup, putting things together for a meeting, and you were using some software or prototyping tool. Right? If I got it right then, this is for you.

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August 7, 2015

Draw Big

I have seen many parents forcing their kids to draw on a small piece of paper or a drawing book. Is it the fear, that drawing on the wall will ruin the expensive paint, making their house look shabby. Or the pain to clean the wall? Maybe it is both.

While I understand why parents do this, I wonder if it is fair on the kids.

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April 8, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2012

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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