I was looking for desktop configurations in google. Landed on a page. It showed me a Bing ad, with the same search words I had used in Google. So the flash file of the ad picks up the search query (from where?) and uses it inside the flash file. And yeah it is animated and… Continue reading Bing Advertisement strategy
I saw Crocodile Dundee recently. It is a good movie. Based in Australia, it somewhere had this mention of a walkabout. Here is how walkabout is defined at UrbanDictionary A spontaneous journey through the wilderness of one’s choosing in an effort to satisfy one’s itchy feet, a need to be elsewhere, the craving for the… Continue reading Pouches and Bottles
Vodafone prepaidhas many different internet packs, with different data limits and day validities. I was using a 1GB pack with a one month validity. This was not an unlimited plan, and once the 1GB data was used, the plan gets exhausted. My data used was at a 90% level with lots many days remaning validity.… Continue reading Internet Coma – Vodafone UX bug
HFI is a leading usability and human factors consultancy. So I was a little surprised when I came across a small blunder. An example which illustrates the importance of permalinks. Also the importance of experience design. The page I am talking about is the UI design newsletter page. I got to this page from google… Continue reading Importance of Permalinks
While I was freelancing, I would get lets of work proposals for UI interface designing and UI development. Frankly I took them only if they paid really well or if I needed work badly. When people asked me what exactly do you do as a UX designer, most of what I say even now is… Continue reading Why companies need UX designers – Ex 1
Linkedin is designed quite nicely, and doesn’t have many loose ends. But like proofreading, nothing is 100% foolproof. I stumbled on a designers profile who was a freelancer and liked to travel. I wanted to add the user as a connection. Now linkedin puts a great deal of emphasis on trust, and as it says… Continue reading Linkedin – I don’t know!
If you have used Gtalk, then you might have experienced this scenario. You see a friend who is online and you double click on that friend which opens the chat popup. As soon as you start typing your message, the friend goes offline. When this happened to me initially it was really disconcerting. Did the… Continue reading Gtalk – Disappearing Friends Problem