Tag: UI

Most Advanced Yet Acceptable: Maya

Change can be jolting for anyone. Huge change can be very disorienting for anyone, and can make people panic. That said, keeping everything the same is gets boring, so we do need change. Most Advanced Yet Acceptable (MAYA) was invented by Raymond Loewy, a European immigrant from the early 1900s, and a great industrial designer.

The concept has far reaching applications and implications. Radical change is too tough for people to accept. Change needs a bit of familiarity to be accepted, but also some novelty to be enticing. Radical change can only be accepted with numerous intermediate steps. The article has some really great examples of innovation progression, very worthy to note.

Globe and Mail Degrades User Experience for Desktop Users

For substantial reading, a smartphone just does not cut it for me. A desktop has a larger screen which is wider, and fonts are larger and easier to read. For the reading of a lot of content, nothing beats a desktop. It is with displeasure that I find newspapers degrading their user interface experience for the desktop in favour of the smartphone.

Globe and Mail recently revamped their site. Now gone are mouse overs, where you mouse over a link and it tells you a summary. This allows you to know beforehand if the article is worth reading.