Wayfinding: How Users Apply 3D Logic to 2D Interfaces

If you’ve ever tried to find your terminal in an airport, you’ve undergone a psychological process called wayfinding. Wayfinding is the navigation of 3D environments through the use of spatial cues, such as following signs and hallways to your intended destination. All humans learn how to wayfind from the moment they learn to crawl, so this technique is deeply ingrained into our psychology.… Continue Reading »

Design Tool Review: Adobe XD

Adobe XD
Adobe Experience Design (XD) is a UX design software, a part of Adobe Creative Cloud. It supports vector design and wireframing, and creating simple interactive click-through prototypes. XD was first released in early 2016. It has since received feedback and feature requests from beta users through its official channel.

This semester I have worked on my independent study project mostly using Adobe XD only.… Continue Reading »

Eye Tracking and The Best UX Practices in The Mobile World

In today’s world, usability testing is critical for designing user-friendly interfaces. These tests take on different forms and methods that help designers identify usability issues. This is critical when analyzing the bridge between design expectations and user behavior. Sensory-based technology, such as eye-tracking, has been revolutionary in gaining deeper insights on how users interact with technology.… Continue Reading »

Rethinking UX For Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is one of the most talked about emerging technologies in the recent years. While the idea isn’t novel, recent progress in computer graphic, haptic feedback and motion tracking technology have enabled VR with nearly infinite number of applications that present many challenges and opportunities for UX professionals. In my blog post, I will take a look at some of the factors that need to be considered in order to create a successful user experience for virtual reality.… Continue Reading »

Tech Critique: Lookback.io

Lookback.io is a somewhat new tool designed specifically for usability testing. Once you have an account, setup is a simple matter of downloading and installing Lookback, then launching the app and making a test recording. Audio, video and screen actions are recorded and, upon finishing a session, video files are uploaded to your Lookback account.

Once the recording has begun, the app runs in the background and is unobtrusive for testers.… Continue Reading »

ROLI: Create Music as Playing LEGO

F.g.1 ROLI Blocks with full lighting which democratize music production

ROLI Blocks is a concept device which let people create their music as playing building blocks. Each module of ROLI blocks can be put together by magnetic force. Everyone can make music naturally through intuitive gestures on a touch-sensitive playing surface. The block could satisfy any budget, music technique and genre.… Continue Reading »

Dovetail – A Diary Study Tool

The logistics of setting up an effective platform for a diary study can be difficult. You need to provide an easily accessible means for participants to submit their entries, stick to the schedule outlined in your planning stage, and organize your results so you can quickly analyze the data. Dovetail, a free webapp released late last year, is a great option to consider next time you’re running a diary study.… Continue Reading »