Donald Norman On Usability

Here is a great video (it is long, over an hour) of a talk Donald Norman gave in 2009. (sadly, flash required)

April 6, 2011 · zacharyzacharyccom

Bad Dialog UI from E Text Editor

I started using the E Text Editor. Today I wanted to change the font to try something new. (I’m not a huge fan of Courier) Anyway, I get into the theme editing dialog (because that is where the font is stored, even though the font seems to be for all themes). It turns out that you can only get out of the theme editing dialog by clicking the close box at the top of the dialog, there is no “Ok” button....

September 27, 2010 · zacharyzacharyccom

Minority Report UI From

June 14, 2010 · zacharyzacharyccom

Suggestions for Building a Successful Business Website

Per usual, I’ve been surfing the web. Here are some frustrations I have with some business sites: Items Are Out of Date. Sometimes when browsing a site I will see information about events that have long since expired. This information is not pertinent, and tells the user that you don’t keep your information up to date. What does that say about your business? If you aren’t detail oriented in your website, how are you when it comes to making your products or fulfilling your services?...

March 29, 2010 · zacharyzacharyccom

Best Payment Form I've Seen

I purchased the MacHeist bundle today. If you’re not familiar with it, its a collection of Mac Apps that this group puts together and sells rediculously cheap. I spent 20 bucks, only for one app that I really wanted (Flow by Extend Mac). Regardless, this post is not about that bundle. It’s about my checkout experience. It was amazing. Textbook UI for checkout. Here’s a screenshot of the payment section:...

March 9, 2010 · zacharyzacharyccom