thinkUX

Another boring technology blog by Amir Karim - User Experience, Microsoft

Browse by Tags

Tagged Content List
  • Blog Post: UX in the real world: Parking machine nightmare

    Sometimes my inner UX geek just has to come out into the real world. Below are two examples of parking machines. The proposition in both locations is the same: you park your car and before you leave you put a ticket in the machine and pay for it. That's about as complex as it gets and yet these retail...
  • Blog Post: Stakeholders: a different breed

    During the course of my career I have had to deal with many-a-stakeholder. In an ideal world they get involved from the very inception and are provided with an opportunity to feedback and shape the project until completion. However, this process does not always run smoothly. You get angry stakeholders...
  • Blog Post: Tis' the season to be jolly (and-to-al​so-make-us​e-of-sophi​sticated-t​echnology-​for-market​ing-purpos​es)

    How's that for a snappy title? Yes, I have been injected with a combination of verbosity and some good old jolly festive spirit. Whilst some of this can be put down to the last few days of imbibing, eating and receiving more pairs of socks than a man will ever need, a tiny part of my happiness...
  • Blog Post: Repeat after me: wireframes are not visual design

    Over the years I have perfected a special skill. It goes like this: I send out wireframes for review and feedback. These may be low fidelity sketches or high fidelity interface mock-ups. Whatever they are I send them out for comment because I believe in a collaborative process. I compose the email...
  • Blog Post: User testing is common sense.

    In any industry where members of the public are exposed to a product, rigorous testing takes place prior to its release. It’s necessary. It makes commercial sense. After all, would you go ahead launching a product that customers hated? Who would? But incredibly this happens all the time. Foregoing...
Page 1 of 1 (5 items)