2016 was the year of everything going conversational and it doesn’t seem like something will change in 2017. We’ve seen a massive boom of bots. Every business wants to have a bot now, no matter the reason why. Is it a fad? Or maybe a fear of missing out and staying behind the competition? One thing is certain: bots are cool because they are becoming more and more precise. They also provide a glimpse into the future. After all, we love what’s fresh and innovative.
Watches usually don't have a digital display which shows a battery status icon. As a result, users are informed about the weak battery in the least convenient moment: when they check the time and the watch hands are still. Tissot has found a super-usable way to inform the user about a weak battery in the watch.
Watches usually don't have a digital display which shows a battery status icon. As a result, users are informed about the weak battery in the least convenient moment: when they check the time and the watch hands are still.
Tissot has found a super-usable way to inform the user about a weak battery in the watch.
A report is probably the most common way of displaying data within any substantial business environments. Unfortunately a lot of reports we come across are simply dull and visually unpleasant. Say no to reports in PDF format! We cannot neglect the power of traditional plain PDF form, although we should not feel excused from being creative and resolute. There is no need to stay idle when technology allows us to experiment a little. We asked ourselves the following questions: Shall we make the reader download a separate file? How many of them decide not to? Are there any solid reasons to bear with closed format limitations? And finally: can we create a new quality of report by designing it in a well-known form of a website? How to create better reports?
Last weekend, most European countries switched back from Daylight Saving Time by moving back their clocks by one hour. People in the United States will do the same on November 2. All modern software solutions adjust the time automatically. However, it turns out that the process of changing the time is not easy enough for the end-users.
Do you recall a situation of writing a text message to a friend and seeing the following indicator: “X is now typing…”? When most of us see this information, we stop typing and wait for the friend’s response. But so does the friend. As a result, everyone waits for the second person’s reply and nobody sends a message for a while. We noticed the same problem when our customers talked with their clients using LiveChat.
Originally published on UXmatters, March 25, 2014 It’s interesting that many popular apps from the 90s are not available on the market anymore. New Internet users will never hear about RealPlayer or ICQ, products used by millions 10 years ago. I think one of the reasons why they are gone lies behind the bad user experience of their end-users. Lots of new features turned the simple and usable apps into hulking space stations.
“The devil is in the details,” people tend to say. When it comes to designing a product, it is often very true. The more attention you’ll pay to all the little things, the more pleasing your product will be.
Have you ever encountered a poor text selection solution? For instance, most web applications offer API keys that can be used by developers and when the key is offered in plain text format, it can be problematic to quickly copy & paste it into the console.