Monthly Archives: September 2017

This is how you lose notification privileges

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Good and poor design in the same widget

iOS 11 Public Beta 7, Sep ’17. Now Playing widget. This subtle way of indicating a connected Bluetooth earphone/speaker: And then, in the same widget, this convoluted way of switching to the iPad speaker. What a waste of the massive … Continue reading

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Moulding one’s own Reality from blobs of Overinformation

Louis Rossetti, in conversation with Om Malik: Today, with so many different nodes on the network, the idea of “that’s the way it is” seems ludicrous, although people adhere to it in this atavistic way of thinking that there is … Continue reading

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Helping your users grok your app the way you do

Whether you explicitly created it or not, you have a conceptual model of your app, or site. What parts do what. What they are called. And how they fit together. This is different from the visual model, for your iPad … Continue reading

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Speculation is when you store value instead deriving it from utility

Fred Wilson: …that point is that you can’t keep spending something that goes up as much as Bitcoin has. So I don’t spend Bitcoin anymore. I hold it. It’s a store of value now. Ironically, once you realise something is … Continue reading

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Zero and empty states: Unintentional profundity

Gmail app.

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