Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Strangers On A Train 2011

Original poster source: moviescreenshots.blogspot.com

I turned my head left, I saw a guy wildly shaking his phone. I looked right, I watched a woman throwing a little red bird at a bunch of pigs. I looked behind me... two ninjas were chopping up fruits with a vengeance... OMG, the entire train compartment looked like a battlefield! It was too much for me to comprehend and I quickly got out of there.  Phew... so happy to be home.

Strangers on a Train Trailer (1951)

Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Product from Google - Gbucket.

New! Gbucket.
(my house keeper is crazy about Google)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Google+ Profile View Changing

It is right to show users how others see their profile, but stupid to add the option of showing profile by specific name. It's good just for a game and doesn't show view differences from name to name.
I would have kept only the relevant options, that have all available views.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Blog-o-mania: the era of freedom

It's a new era – an era of blog-news which is led by the tailwind of social networks. Why are we so hungry to read news each morning when we arrive to the office? In a melancholic manner we skim the titles of articles in our favorite blogs and news sites, trying do not skip something important, something we must know as to not be seen as an idiot.

“What, you didn’t read the last news?” It’s a real shame to not know what is happening all the time, because you are a serious guy and you must know everything.

Why, dude? Buy a cup of coffee, eat a croissant with butter and… think about how to not read all this shit! You are not an idiot if you don’t read Mark Zuckenberg’s latestTweet or if you don’t see the photos of Sergey Brin under the red sea.

Just live your life, gather the information you like – this is to be smart.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

UI Revision: Google+

The tooltips cannot appear under cursor. Tooltip is an important user interface element like more others, and need to give him a proper relation. Tooltips came to help in better understanding of interface parts.

Importance level: Medium
Solution: Move above the button.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Google+ Usability

After the launch of Google+, users everywhere predicted that the newly released social network would be short lived, much like Google’s previous attempts at social networking. The usability experts didn’t take a risk by creating a brand new environment. Instead, they took the fundamental aspects of Facebook (which has already been “tested” by millions of users around the world), but they made it simple.

To new users, Facebook looks complicated, and it is. On the other hand, Google+ offers a user-friendly interface that puts it several steps ahead of Facebook in terms of aesthetics and usability. Thus, new users would likely choose Google+ over Facebook. However, if Mark Zuckerberg makes proper changes to the Facebook interface to make it more clean and user-friendly, he will most certainly win the social networking war.

In today’s fast-paced world, users love to be the first to explore new games and technologies. They expect the unexpected, and they love to be surprised by ingenious products that they can interact with in an exciting new way – a breath of fresh air, if you will.

If Google wants to beat Facebook at the Social Networking game, it must work very hard to improve itself. A very important aspect of this improvement is to maintain its current simplicity without over complicating its vision or scope.

And what about a public API for developers? Let’s wait and see…