Lessons learnt from Microsoft design principles

Posted on Nov 26, 2013

Show pride in craftsmanship Be fast and fluid Be authentically digital connect to the cloud so that users can stay connected to each other be dynamic and alive with communication use typography beautifully use bold, vibrant colours use motion meaningfully Do more with less reduce design to its essence solve for distractions, not discoverability be […]

Password recovery UX

Posted on Nov 20, 2013

Imagine this scenario: You’ve entered your password incorrectly several times. If you continue to enter the password unsuccessfully then your account will be blocked. If you don’t remember, or recover your password, then you’ll give up and never use the site again, or register for a new account unnecessarily. I remember Blackberry phones would show […]

My pet hate when filling in forms

Posted on Nov 10, 2013

I have a hyphen in my name. My name is spelt “Anna-Kay” in my passport and all legal documents. Its not that unusual a character to have in a name, but some forms disallow any characters which aren’t A to Z. For example: Adobe   The problem with this is that it causes me to […]