Bad user testing beats no user testing

Posted by on Sep 15, 2009 in usability | No Comments

Jakob Nielson offers a great summary of why to do at least some user testing. Even if it’s poor, you’re likely to catch at least a few major errors. I believe that when deadlines are short and expectation high, even chatting through ideas with a colleague has its benefits. Nielsen initially launched his ‘discount’ ideas […]

The idea of a tree

Posted by on Sep 9, 2009 in data-visualisation, productdesign | No Comments

I like trees, I’m no tree-hugger but for me they are right up there alongside eating and breathing. Recently I had the fortune to visit Yosemite National Park and Big Sur in California and they have some big trees! As a kid, I remember being amazed at the way they grow; by adding rings of […]