Assumptions are dangerous

For the last month or so, I’ve been working on an all-consuming project. Yesterday, during a conversation with the recipient of this work, it became obvious that both of us had made some assumptions about the work that overcomplicated the project in the short term. In the long term, no time was wasted on this […]

If Godzilla taught user interface lessons…

A few weeks ago, I helped my mom buy an iPad. You would think that my mom, who is in her 70s, would be the one learning the most from this exercise, but you’d be wrong. Going through this with her simply reminded me (again) to discard all assumptions when building a user interface, when […]