Making of a Web App: Part 10 – UI Evolution and Screenshots on Flickr

Making of a Web App is Synap Software’s step-by-step look at designing and developing a web app. In this article I share one iteration of an evolution of web application design layouts for PlaybookIQ. I set up a flickr photostream to show screenshots as they evolved. Read the rest of this blog entry first, and … Continue reading Making of a Web App: Part 10 – UI Evolution and Screenshots on Flickr

Making of a Web App: Part 9 – Why I Hope No One Reads My Use Cases

Making of a Web App is Synap Software’s step-by-step look at designing and developing a web app. In this article I share why, despite best attempts by the anti-paperwork crowd, I like written use cases. Use cases: Contribute directly to the final, deployed app. Expose risks to simplicity. Expose the level of development work required. … Continue reading Making of a Web App: Part 9 – Why I Hope No One Reads My Use Cases

Steve Jobs: Mac OS, designed by a bunch of amateurs

Designing Interactions is Bill Moggridge’s collection of interviews with the people behind great product designs. One of those interviewed is Cordell Ratzlaff, senior designer at Apple for five years. Prior to OS X, Apple was an engineering driven company. Steve Jobs turned it around into a design driven company. That change; designing for the user … Continue reading Steve Jobs: Mac OS, designed by a bunch of amateurs