Category: Experience

Boston Web Innovations Group this Wednesday

Anyone interested in new technologies and web-innovations in the Boston area should register and come see some demos this Wednesday. I’ll be showing off a new version of PicMe Photo Sharing. If you’re in the area please come by and introduce yourself. http://www.webinnovatorsgroup.com/ There will be 10 companies giving talks and demos and it should […]

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It’s amazing how many things happen because they are the default choice.  Default labels & buttons, meals, seats on planes, colors, suggested friends, coupons and email prompts lead to default interactions. Two key ideas: Spend time obsessing about choosing the right defaults. Question the defaults provided to you by others. Can the default choice be […]

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Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my blog. The purpose of this blog is to create and share ideas, thoughts and inspirations and my imagination. Welcome to my soap-box. A little about me. I live and work in Boston for my own company called Raizlabs. I design software that’s easy and intuitive to use. I’ve worked for companies as […]

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Mini-UPA 2008 – Not just about Usability

If you’re in New England and interested in design, software and usability you’ll want to check out the Mini-UPA one day conference. It’s a one day event so you won’t be tied up all week and it’s jam packed with great speakers. There are over 30 speakers talking about all sorts of things from Web […]

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The big HD myth

Some people believe that 2006 will be the big year for HDTV. Although I’m sure plenty of HD sets will be sold the overall experience of watching HDTV will leave people with a sour user experience. Two different channel numbers for the same channel – How is the person watching a show supposed to know […]

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Application design for mobile phones

I love designing applications for mobile phones. It forces you to think about the essential features. Often times this is exactly the type of design you want on larger applications but it’s tougher to convince clients that the application gets better when you take away features. Many larger applications can learn from this. Do one […]

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RCN discovers a new form of energy

I was having problem with my new HD cable connection to RCN so I called their technical support department. After waiting almost 30 minutes on hold I finally spoke with someone. I was experiencing static, pixelated images and staggered pictures. After a breif description of the problem the tech support person started to ask about […]

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Twitter Scalability – Performance is user experience

This is not another post about how bad performance is on twitter. There are planty of other people talking about that. Instead this is a post on how you can define performance expectations in terms of the user experience. For example: When I open a file that’s very large I have a different performance expectation […]

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Computer Hell

I ordered a PC from Dell.com the experience was fast and friendly. I found a computer I liked, ordered it and it was delivered in just a week. This process was painless. The pain was felt after I received the PC. Day 1 – I open and install the PC and after booting up the […]

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Boston iPhone Developer Meetup

My company Raizlabs is hosting a local meet up for iPhone developers in the Boston area.  If you’re a Boston based company developing, designing or building iPhone applications we invite you to join us for a meet up. The event will be a social gathering and should be a lot of fun. Bring your iPhone […]

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