The Curious Case of “Are you sure?” – the Usecrime That Just Won’t Die

by on July 22, 2017

  The reasons why confirmation dialogues are inferior to “undo” (perhaps better termed “delayed triggering”) are pretty clear, well understood, and accepted by anyone who has taken the time to read something about HCI. Undo has also featured in usability heuristics since time immemorial.  No serious designer should therefore be specifying confirmation dialogues for significant CrUD operations […]

This is Important: 2015 Now Feels Like 1995

by on October 25, 2015

This is a post about decentralised systems. Bear with me. I was reading this about an Internet primer in FHM magazine in 1995. The writer is about the same age as I was when the article was published. The tone of the piece is familiar. Back then, the Internet was seen as a minority interest, like drag racing […]

Scrum Didn’t Work For Us

by on September 25, 2010

Last year, our fearless team of interaction designers, creative designers and interface engineers (about 20 of us at the time) took the decision to embrace Scrum, the “agile” methodology for project management. We were all given training courses to attend, and I myself volunteered (along with several others) to become a certified Scrum Master. As […]