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Revealing details

Thanks to Mor Namaan, I came across an interesting blog post by Justin O’Beirne that analyzed the graphic design of several different maps — Google, Bing, and Yahoo — to show why Google maps tend appear easier to read and to use. The gist of the analysis is that legibility is improved through a number [...] → Read More: Revealing details

MyUnity, explained

We correct some of the misrepresentations of the technology that have crept into media accounts of MyUnity. → Read More: MyUnity, explained

Too much variety?

Tweetdeck recently published an interesting summary of their testing efforts for a Twitter client for Android. The short post enumerates the set of hardware and operating system versions they had to contend with in testing their software. I counted about 250 different devices and over 100 versions of the OS in the Tweetdeck charts in a [...] → Read More: Too much variety?

the problem with paper

A writer for the TC blog, Erick Schonfeld, recently posted a description of an encounter he had with a Stanford student at a drug store trying to recruit users to experiment with a paper prototype. The prototype and study were being carried out as a requirement for an HCI course the student is taking. The [...] → Read More: the problem with paper