Stuck on iOS

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I feel more and more uncomfortable with iOS because of many reasons, some of them not even related to the system itself but everything around it. I wanted to see lately, whether I can find something else instead. I searched, but as you can imagine, there’s not that much to search for. Today it’s either Apple or Google. I tried to find a way to use Ubuntu Touch as a replacement, but as noble and cool as I might find the project and its idea, it‘s really light years away from anything real ... [Read More]

Why Should the User Know?

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Users are stupid! Or… are they? Who declares what a user should know and be able to do? Designers? Developers? Product Managers? The answer is simple: The user declares what he or she knows and is able to do. But we, the ones who build stuff they should use, tend to think that the user is the problem if there is a problem with a feature. Nilay Patel wrote a piece on The Verge the other day: ... [Read More]

When Will the Last Table Be Filled

When will the last table be filled, the last button be aligned and the last label be formatted? Over and over and over and over and over again… The most „interesting“ programming problems in UI development are often only annoying nitpicky details you have to figure out because of some crappy programming language or framework or a combination of both.1 I wonder how user interface programming might evolve in the near future ... [Read More]