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Entries Tagged as 'Design'

Apple Fixes Terrible UI Design

June 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

Perhaps someone from Apple heard Jobs screaming from his grave or read my blog post and decided to fix the terrible layout of the audio buttons on the iPhone lock screen.  I believe it was just fixed in iOS 6.1.4. See this post on how they screwed up at one point. Glad to see it […]

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Microsoft’s New Gravity Defying Magnesium

October 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Breaking News!! Microsoft invented a new type of magnesium that is lighter than actual Magnesium according to some PR bullshit: At 1.5 pounds, the Surface isn’t the lightest 10-inch tablet. It’s not even the thinnest, at 0.37 inches. Still, Microsoft claims that it feels lighter than other 1.5-pound devices, partly because it’s made of magnesium, […]

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Apple’s Terribe UI Design

October 10th, 2012 · 1 Comment

You won’t see this headline often as most of what Apple does in the UI area is very very good. However, I’ve had some issues with the terrible interface for the “music” app when accessed through the lock screen on the iPhone for a long time now. I’m pretty sure this was introduced in iOS5 […]

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The Paper Hype

April 3rd, 2012 · 1 Comment

I might be a few days late on this but Paper is an iOS app that seems to have garnered a massive amount of hype recently. At first glance the app does look beautiful and takes a simple approach in design and usablility. However, once you get past the beauty/hype you realize the app is […]

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Microsoft’s Terrible IE9 UI Design

March 9th, 2012 · No Comments

Microsoft has never really been very good in the UI design department and over the last number of years they have been getting worse and worse. I’ve called for firing of the UI designers that have come up with the terrible design for Office 2010 that is filtering throughout their products.

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