In Milan, like in many other cities, public transport tickets have a magnetic strip on the side that is used to check their validity by means of electronic readers.
Even now, some years after the introduction of the new tickets, a lot of people still insert their tickets in the readers in the wrong direction, and can’t pass the turnstiles until they get it right.
While I still read books on my way to work, I recently started reading online articles and blog posts using my phone as well.
This morning, while I was reading a column on Alertbox on iPhone, I noticed with pleasure a small detail: the left and right margins of the page have more than a merely aesthetic purpose.
Although pagination is a widely diffused pattern, some times it can still be a bit confusing, when it comes to blogs.
Most blogs (and many news sites) have a couple of links at the bottom of the page, newer and older posts or articles.
Last week a friend of mine, knowing my increasing interest in interaction design, forwarded me the poster of a talk held in University of Milano-Bicocca about a new project named itsme.
Disclaimer: despite the title, this is not a post about fast food. 🙂
I always wondered why Apple decided to place their menu bar on top on the screen, rather than inside the window it belongs to.
When talking about user experience, predictability is good. Some of the things we interact with in our daily life, though, are lacking from this perspective.
Consider traffic lights: they are among the most widely diffused devices and they can’t be simpler.