This app is used by pharmaceutical company staff who are directly marketing to physicians. For this project I worked with a creative team to manage the content and design the interactions within the iPad app. Since pharma apps and websites require review from an internal medical board, we used a waterfall project management approach. We whiteboarded the user flow, engaged in internal heuristic testing, and after we agreed on a direction I produced a full set of annotated wireframes.
Is your client suffering from CCD?! CCD can cause lost of web traffic, revenue and user sanity – side effects can include complete bankruptcy! Be afraid! Be Very Afraid!
Information Architecture (IA) is part of the foundation upon which all websites are created. Sometimes this aspect of building a website gets short changed – with disastrous results.
What is the highest possible Z-Index Value?
In January of 2010, shortly after I took up a consulting gig at Reuters, I noticed a disturbing pattern: 4 times in a single month, we had to take down an ad from the site because it was overlaying other elements on the page – most frequently affecting the main site navigation drop down – creating a really bad user experience. (At the time, Reuters had just relaunched with this new site a month ago – thus why the bug wasn’t diagnosed/fixed yet). Advertisers were setting the z-index of their ads at a higher number than our own key page elements – most frequency the main site navigation.
What is the internet? A giant series of tubes, an evil satanic death machine, or an incredibly dangerous and addictive distraction from life? Some very misguided psychologists seem to believe it’s definitely the latter. So where are they getting this idea from and what are they trying to do about it?
What does everyone want in life? Drugs Money or Sex. Not the business-time answer you were expecting? Well bear with me and you’ll quickly see what I mean.
Much of industrial design over the past 60 years or so has moved from aesthetic principles to vandal-proof principles. – Kevin Walsh
Kevin Walsh is one of those great NYC originals that occasionally bleeds curmudgeonry. A history nerd and general hater of new things, his above quote from facebook struck a nerve and opened a conversation into how much times have changed, as reflected in industrial design. I couldn’t help but to pick it up as a longer blog post.
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