If it ain’t broke don’t fix it

Today I took a look at some more 'techy' posts and came across this on Google Blogoscoped: If the user interface ain’t broken, don’t fix it... but fixing, Google did, and recently released a new YouTube player that is breaking some of the “learned” interface. Absolutely Goddamned right. I spent about six years owning the … Continue reading If it ain’t broke don’t fix it

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Good communication and good design do what they’re supposed to

Tech for PR posts a great piece today on how technology just gets in the way. This is something I keep coming back to, that good communication and good design don't get in the way because they help, without hindering. If they're done properly, you don't notice them at all. I spent several years as … Continue reading Good communication and good design do what they’re supposed to

Housekeeping: three PR blog moves

We recently had three movers in the FG Blogroll. Given that this might affect their positions in the Power150 and PowerPR index (yes, I'm still working on it), here are the changes: IndiaPRBlog has moved from http://indiapr.blogspot.com/ to http://www.indiaprblog.com/. This blog consistently comes up with good, useful information and comment, proving that PR lessons can be … Continue reading Housekeeping: three PR blog moves

Click, double-click, ALT, TAB, ENTER. What makes a good interface?

Despite not working in the field anymore I do keep seeing interface design issues popping up recently. In my copywriting feed - feel free to subscribe to it on the right-hand side of this blog, it takes lots and lots and lots of copywriting feeds and syndicates them out - comes a piece on the … Continue reading Click, double-click, ALT, TAB, ENTER. What makes a good interface?

You’d avoid using Lotus Notes if you were me – Part II

Add to New PR • Save to del.icio.us • Digg This! • Technorati Not so long ago, with my interface/application designer's hat on (yes, I designed the interface and wrote the documentation for this), I posted a whinge about Lotus Notes. Thomas Adrian was kind enough to comment, and I can understand that he was displeased because from … Continue reading You’d avoid using Lotus Notes if you were me – Part II