Handling errors means more than a couple of jargon phrases and a magic number. Designing for error requires the user to be at its centre.
Is your Dock busy? How well are you able to distinguish Apple’s new app icons cast rigorously into rounded rectangles? I’m still failing, and open FaceTime when I want Messages.
It’s enough to make you and Edvard Munch scream: every QuickLook thumbnail and preview has rounded corners. They scream out the arrogance of the designer.
It’s not just inversion of display colours, but has colour tinting from the Desktop, accents which change the colour of controls, and all icons need to be redesigned. Just to be cool?
Consistency is an overriding design principle for the human interface. However you use iCloud storage, it adopts different behaviours from those of the Finder. Apple needs to evolve the iCloud interface to improve it, and to empower the user.
Apple Support has to be wonderful now because there’s hardly anywhere else to go to find out about our Macs and other Apple products.
Two recent retail experiences remind me of my mis-spent youth, when I learned the hard way what it takes to sell to customers.
What goes across on every Mac except an iMac, where it can wiggle worryingly?
A selection of paintings showing Blake’s strength in design beyond normal artistic composition – a very modern feature.
A short compilation of suggestions for making your timelines better, with examples.