Interaction Design related terms definitions

During the first Interaction Design Foundation Milan Chapter event, the group decided to define the most important interaction design related terms. I started to approach professionally this field of Digital Communication a few months ago, but I care about User Experience since my first project in 2006. My definitions are really general, almost philosophical. TheyContinue reading “Interaction Design related terms definitions”

ANSA’s site UX critical issues

March 26th the news agency ANSA launched its new web site (read the article in Italian). For promoting a discussion on the IDF Milan group, I analyzed the ANSA’s design and I wrote down a UX critical issues list. But first of the list, I want to declare that I never used the ANSA webContinue reading “ANSA’s site UX critical issues”

WordReference search box evolution

  During the Interaction Design Foundation course, I answered this question: Please identify an example where a search box has been used in a design and outline the various stages of implementing the search box in this particular instance. I chose as an example the amazing WordReference translation service. I use it since 2004 and I clearlyContinue reading “WordReference search box evolution”

The Drivin’ project

I love to design even if I don’t know how to develop my projects because I can’t code. I’ve hundreds of sheets full of ideas, functional requirements and wireframes, but writing them down is really time consuming and I’ve never enough time. For the Drivin’ project I’m doing an exception. I really want to transform my sheetsContinue reading “The Drivin’ project”

Designing my new Google Reader

Are you one of the last desperate Google Reader users like me? Don’t worry, you can still read your feeds using other readers and then, Google Reader wasn’t that great service that we think. I work in digital communication and I’ve three different accounts that I use for my personal branding, for the Transport CompanyContinue reading “Designing my new Google Reader”

Twitter closes to the third part applications

On 29th of June Ryan Roslansky wrote about the Twitter import in LinkedIn. He was really clear and direct writing: Consistent with Twitter’s evolving platform efforts, Tweets will no longer be displayed on LinkedIn starting later today. Ryan wrote that this decision is due to the new Twitter strategies that focus on the “consumption experience”Continue reading “Twitter closes to the third part applications”

Google Play replaces Android Market solving a branding problem

Searching for the word play on the Oxford Dictionary I found: – verb [no object] engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose: – noun [mass noun] 1activity engaged in for enjoyment and recreation, especially by children: Yesterday march 6 , Google announced that Android Market is replaced by GoogleContinue reading “Google Play replaces Android Market solving a branding problem”

Foursquare switch to OpenStreetMap and simplify the access to the open data

On Wednesday February 29th, the bissextile day of 2012, Foursquare announced on his blog the switch from Google Maps to OpenStreetMaps. I hope that this transition will help the open source/data world like never before. This is the first time that an Open Source project can be improved simply using an easy, known and fun application like Foursquare.Continue reading “Foursquare switch to OpenStreetMap and simplify the access to the open data”

Facebook content management systemification

The most recent statistics speak about 800 million of Facebook active users. Zuckemberg and his staff are implementing the platform improving functions, mobile, and interactions among users and the rest of the web (like, fan, follow etc). Looking at my friends, my relatives and my collagues, I think that Facebook is not only a socialContinue reading “Facebook content management systemification”

The touchable future

Google and Microsoft are restyling the interfaces of a lot of their products and web sites. They are fighting in the office automation market, in the cloud services and in the mobile. Obviously they’ve different approach and different corporate images, but I think that there’s a convergent vision in their plans. Look at Gmail, Greader, Gmap, G+, YouTubeContinue reading “The touchable future”