Performing Actions Optimistically

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Design | No Comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about the behavior of the bookshelf app I helped build recently, in particular two functions: the document loading and performing a search. iBooks was generally used as the benchmark for app performance. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, though it’s probably safe to say that Apple’s apps are ...

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Dark UI Patterns

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Design | 2 Comments

I came across an article from 90% of Everything that discusses “Dark UI Patterns” at length, and I thought it was important to share. “Dark UI” is when design is used to purposely confuse users into doing something which they don’t want to do–it’s usually done either for profit or to game an inaccurate metric ...

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