April 12, 2014
littlebigdetails:

CircleCI - Once activated, the input placeholders become input labels.
/via Hank Stoever

Amazing

littlebigdetails:

CircleCI - Once activated, the input placeholders become input labels.

/via Hank Stoever

Amazing

February 12, 2014

littlebigdetails:

Basecamp — When there is a form field error, the character on the left makes a surprising facial expression. 

/via Jakob

(via kenyatta)

September 26, 2013
M. Wunsch: Shutting down Multiplexer.me

mwunsch:

I have made the difficult decision to stop development on my α RSS reader, Multiplexer.me. If you’ll indulge me, I’d like to tell you why.

When I started working on Multiplexer.me, it was a reaction to the impending shutdown of Google Reader. Truth be told, I’d wanted to build it for a long…

May 16, 2013
M. Wunsch: The Great Google Goat Rodeo

mwunsch:

I have a serious problem with Google. This is a difficult statement to make, because I don’t think there is one Google. The company is so large, and spans so many interests, that to say something as vapid as “Google is evil” does not adequately portray how complex and sprawling the Google system…

(Source: mwunsch)

May 7, 2013
Brilliant user registration flow at Poncho.io

My buddy @ckolderup just posted a link to Poncho.io and I wanted to document this fantastic example of a great user registration experience.

Poncho.io is a free service that delivers “personalized weather reports every weekday morning, tailored to your routine, delivered by email or text.”

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While i havent received any updates yet, I was blown away by the User Experience of the Registration Process and a really nice Flat Visual Design.  Here are a few screenshots and the basic flow.

You either scroll down or click the bottom “Find Out How” button and the page seamlessly scrolls down to reveal the devices which you could receive the updates on.  

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The site itself is responsive and when you view the site from a tablet, i’m assuming that it assumes it is the device you will be receiving the updates on and changes what devices are shown.

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You enter your name and click get started and the page animates up to give you a nice little introduction and asks for your zip code.  Just look at that microcopy!!

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After you set up your zip more animation and the site asks what time you wake up in the morning and here it get’s super slick.  It when you adjust the time of day you update the color & shade of the page from bright and sunny to dark and moody.

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You then follow a few more steps letting the system know if you exercise outside or need to take a pet outside all of which have smooth animations and great copy.

The next really interesting interaction is when you select you commute to work which i assume will give updates or warnings about any troubles with the trains during my commute.  

When you select the Train option you are presented with all of the NYC subway lines and are allowed to select one or more option by clicking and clicking again to unselect.  Great use of hover and onstates.

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You then enter your leave work time and select what delivery method you want, enter and email & password and thats it, all done!

You can go in after and adjust any of the settings you’ve selected and you also can scroll up at any point and adjust any selections made previously.

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I dont think i’d be far off by saying that this was certainly the product of a lean team of a talented UX designer, a Visual designer and programmer sitting in a room and hammering this product.

Excellent work and I cant wait to get some updates.

April 17, 2013
"there’s little consideration about how it all fits together outside of a static comp"

Transitional Interfaces — Design/UX — Medium

March 8, 2013
Ben Kamens: Breaking down Amazon's mega dropdown

Brilliant Jquery plugin to enhance the user experience greatly.  As Dan Saffer says, your product is only as good as your worst microinteraction.  It’s the little things that matter folks.

bjk5:

The hover effects on Amazon’s big ‘ole “Shop by Department” mega dropdown are super fast. Look’it how quick each submenu fills in as your mouse moves down the list:

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It’s instant. I got nerd sniped by this. Most dropdown menus have to include a bit of a delay when activating submenus….

February 12, 2013
Comparing iPhone Twitter app timeline views

Some of the best developers and designers have spent months and years crafting, and in some cases continually re-crafting, app for Twitter, striving for their versions of perfection.

Here is a great heads up comparison of twitter timeline interfaces across multiple apps.

February 8, 2013
"If anything, turning ourselves into miniature entrepreneurs only allows commercial values to infiltrate spaces that were previously free of them. All of a sudden, people I thought were my friends are trying to sell me shit. In any case, the rhetoric of authenticity is just a more insidious form of commercialism. David Foster Wallace saw this long before there was a Web: how, in an age when everybody’s hip to the pitch, the pitch simply disguises itself as an anti-pitch. Authenticity my ass; the pitch abides."

The American Scholar: @FranzKafka - William Deresiewicz (via justin-singer)

poignant observation

(via soxiam)

January 24, 2013
She used wood and acrylic to make five 3D objects that recreate the physical actions required to operate a touch-screen smartphone, using newspaper clippings, book pages and paper maps to represent the data being manipulated. (via Multi-Touch iPhone Gestures by Gabriele Meldaikyte)

She used wood and acrylic to make five 3D objects that recreate the physical actions required to operate a touch-screen smartphone, using newspaper clippings, book pages and paper maps to represent the data being manipulated. (via Multi-Touch iPhone Gestures by Gabriele Meldaikyte)

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