Il problema del numero civico nelle app di navigazione

Quando progetto app e siti per la navigazione, cerco sempre di fare in modo che le ricerche degli utenti siano sempre veloci, efficienti e corrette. Per esperienza, anche come utente finale, la ricerca dell’indirizzo è un momento molto critico nell’utilizzo di queste app per due motivi: 1) Errori di digitazione causati dai nomi delle stradeContinue reading “Il problema del numero civico nelle app di navigazione”

The navigation apps street number problem

When I design navigation apps and sites I always think how to keep users researches fast, efficient and correct. In my experience, even as common user, the address research is a real complex phase for two main reasons: 1) Typing mistakes caused by complex street names, sometimes even in languages that users don’t know. InContinue reading “The navigation apps street number problem”

“Featured contents” function design for instant messaging apps

Recently I studied IM Bots, but unfortunately every time that I experienced them on a Facebook Messenger I felt unsatisfied. Bots and AI are for sure the personal assistants of the future, but we must wait for their evolution and for our language adaptation (read my posts about Bots: Chatbots are contents, not conversations and FacebookContinue reading ““Featured contents” function design for instant messaging apps”

Chatbots are contents, not conversations

After my first post about Facebook Messenger Bots, I continued my research because I understand the importance of Chatbots and Instant Messaging apps. Following a transcription of the presentation that I published on Slideshare. The assumptions from where I started my reasearch are: Users don’t want conversations. Users want pertinent and timely contents within theContinue reading “Chatbots are contents, not conversations”

Facebook Messenger’s Bots are direct, customizable and automated communication channels, not personal assistants

Reading on the web the new Facebook Messenger’s Bots reviews I confirmed my idea: human language is still too complex to understand by any kind of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Read “I Tried Shopping on Facebook Messenger. It Didn’t Go Well” by Lukas Thoms and “Facebook’s grand plan to simplify your life is off to a rough start”Continue reading “Facebook Messenger’s Bots are direct, customizable and automated communication channels, not personal assistants”

The inspiring “Driving Paradox”

I work in Digital Communication and I’ve worked on the functional & user experience design of websites, mobile applications, advergames, digital signage systems and info kiosks. I love cars and motorcycles since when I was a child. I remember very well the “procedure” that my parents had to apply first to start our old FiatContinue reading “The inspiring “Driving Paradox””

How to design for visual impaired people

This is the post that I wrote after the event “Design beyond design boundaries” for the Milan’s group of the Interaction Design Foundation. Last Saturday September 20th, IDF Milan organized its 4th event “Design beyond visual boundaries” in collaboration with the Italian startup Horus Technology. The main objective of the workshop was to start designingContinue reading “How to design for visual impaired people”

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”