Gamification: does it actually better user experience?

In recent years, the practice of applying game-design elements in non-game contexts (Gamification) has become a heated topic. It attracts many scholars and designers because the gaming industry possesses an extremely engaged audience. While gamification benefits some products’ marketing performance, the problems of its implementation are gradually appearing. Gamification is nothing new. The term was …

Read moreGamification: does it actually better user experience?

Design Critique: Tayasui Sketches Pro (iPad app)

Tayasui Sketches is a sketching app designed for mobile devices. It allows professionals and non-professionals to create digital illustrations through traditional drawing experience. By providing a set of realistic digital drawing tools and advanced features (e.g. layers), it greatly meets basic requirements for creating illustrations while giving more capabilities to users. Figure 1: showing layer …

Read moreDesign Critique: Tayasui Sketches Pro (iPad app)