5 Design Mistakes Apple Should Fix in iOS 5

App Switching      Here’s how app switching currently works      Why is this model broken? it forces me to remember if the app was recently used, and if not, can I locate it quickly on a screen. Depending on my answers, I...

Does Your Prototype Really Need Live Data?

One of my favorite stories about prototyping comes from James Dyson’s auto-biography “Against the odds”. When Dyson became frustrated with his Hoover vacuum, he got the idea of using a cyclonic filter to replace the bag. Late night in his kitchen, he...

6 Reasons Why User Testing Fails

  Ever found yourself in this awkward situation? A friend is asking for your feedback about a prototype that he spent 4 months building, and you’re wondering whether you should tell him how horrible it is, or just smile and encourage him to go on with it. I’ve...

Video Tutorial: How To Design A Custom Control In Keynote

In this video, I am demonstrating a workflow that was requested by so many people over the past couple of months: how to create your own UI control if it’s missing from the libraries. The UI control I am creating here is a pie menu.

A great way to share your prototypes and get feedback

So you’d like to share your prototypes with team members or clients, and get feedback? Here is an awesome workflow that I found, which happens to be totally FREE! Until recently, I’ve shared my prototypes as PDF files via BaseCamp, Wikis, ProtoShare and...

January Update: BlackBerry Prototyping Templates

I was (nicely) harassed by so many people to create a template for prototyping BlackBerry apps, so here it is. If you bought the Keynote or Powerpoint bundles, this is a free update. The download link in your purchase confirmation will always get you the latest...