Are Dynamic Items Missing from Your Design Mockups?

On most of our software projects, design time is constrained. The design investment is front loaded to help understand users, set a broad direction, target features, and establish branding. As a consequence, we don’t usually have every possible detail figured out beforehand. Unfortunately, that means important things can get left off of mockups from time […]

Animating Around the iOS Keyboard

My recent post gave an introduction to iOS animation, showing how to move elements around the screen. This time, I’ll show you how to animate view elements in response to the keyboard appearing and disappearing. We’ll pretend we’re working on a photo-sharing app that has a text field to enter the photo’s description into. Unfortunately, […]

UX Lessons from Ford’s MyFord Touch Fiasco

Earlier this summer, it was announced that in response to customer feedback, Ford is bringing back buttons to its MyTouch in-car infotainment system. My response: Well, Duh. I’ve written previously about about my appreciation for Ford’s UI design, featuring my ’01 F150 pickup. Since then, I have traded in my old truck for its younger, […]