Posts tagged app

Counting Calorie Intake Sucks

Don’t you just hate counting calorie intake? The pressure it puts on you is simply unbearable. Don’t eat this, refrain from that!

I’m a relatively tall man in a somewhat good shape. I am not thin, but neither I am obese. Just a regular Joe with a regular waist problem. In fact, my wife says I am gorgeous. But this could be because of the relationship agreement we’ve signed, where she is to state this obvious fact at least once a week.

As everyone in fourth males in Germany, I actively do some sort of sports. In my case, the gym is my temple for six days each week. And every now and then, I tell myself I will start counting my calorie intake in the hope of keeping a strict diet and start looking like Ryan Reynolds in any of his recent movies.

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Sorry, Devs – User is The King – Get Over It!

Lately, I have been under fire on Twitter for saying that Apple’s iOS offers the best user experience among mobile platforms. This cannonade comes particularly from the developers’ side of the equation, not the UX professional one. I guess this is more due to the perception that I am some sort of a fan boy when it comes to this particular brand. I might be to some extent and I certainly find myself subconsciously biased on occasions. After all, I’ve been using Apple products since 2006 on a personal level and many others in my work – Microsoft, Dell, Android, Blackberry, HP etc… None of the latter has ever offered me a user experience getting even closer to the one that iOS has.
I am getting here on the wrong foot, am I not?
A professional UX designer should never rely on his/her own perception of a product’s user experience. In fact, one should be looking into research findings, user needs, platform objective, target audience, market share, platform design restrictions and ease of tasks performance. So let me take a step back from my previous statement about the iOS.

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Eventyard – An Events Platform With Big Ambitions

Eventyard features a simple, but appealing design with a focus on functionality. The tasks available to perform are stripped down to the minimum. The user has the ability to create events, host and also to import from Facebook. There is also the usual discussion and share on the most important social networks effect. Check out this short video Eventyard intro!

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13 Things I Hate About Your Website

In a cold 2012 December night yours truly got the idea of blogging about the things we all hate in a website. I tweeted asking my followers to share the things they hate the most about it. Some answered – like Bibiana Nunes (@bibinex) and Alberta Soranzo (@albertatrebla) did. Thank you, ladies! The world needs to know how awesome you are.

My former professor at b-school and principal at FatDUX, Eric Reiss (@elreiss), went further and offered to co-create the above list with me, and we so we did it together. Thank you, Eric! Your guidance and knowledge are incomparable.

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