Let’s be honest, we do this job because on some deep level, we love to build stuff. We enjoy finding the right foundations, gathering some knowledge and ultimately creating something. But sometimes we’re just building more building blocks.
The research needed to create a flawless user experience is of greater importance than ever, but there remains a lot of confusion surrounding the process of usability testing. In-depth research is one thing, but having actual tests to check the solidity of your design is just as important.
Since placeholders arrived on the scene, designers and developers have rapidly adopted them as a replacement for labels — often in the name of having a cleaner UI (a common UX fallacy). This is problematic because:
There are certain musicians who prompt a special kind of following; a specifically cultish attitude to fandom that might lack the worldwide spread of say, The Beatles, but more than makes up for it with intensity.
Joe Muggs goes deep with the seminal Warp Records duo. There is, of course, a middle ground. Each new Autechre album can be daunting, not least the new five-part, four-hour digital-only opus, elseq 1-5, which follows an equally sizeable outpouring of live material via their new website last year.
After years of holding its press event on Mondays between Sony and Microsoft, Electronic Arts decided to kick off E3 by holding the first event of the week.