Select Page

iPhone Stylus

I ordered a stylus for my iPad, because I wanted a pen that would allow me sketch on my iPad with an app I’d downloaded. I couldn’t remember the brand of stylus I’d read about, and that was my mistake—because I ordered something different from what I...

Beyond the “Spork”

One of the hallmarks of good user experience is a sense of delight. Here is a story about something that delighted me. Initially, I was a little sad to see this spork (combined spoon and fork) in my Trader Joe’s salad the other week. Even though I usually use a...

Crafting 404 pages

As a follow up to my earlier post on Entertaining Error Messages, I’d like to offer this article from Smashing Magazine. It’s a thoughtful explanation that looks at preventing the “page not found” error in the first place as well as some tips...

Entertaining Error Messages

In an earlier post, I mentioned my favorite error message: Nothing to undo I’m not the only person who thinks about error messages. It’s part of usability, for example: deciding when, and where, to place error messages so that the user is going to see them. Vague or...