Case Study: Artisan Plating

CASE STUDY: Artisan Plating This month’s case study is about Artisan Plating, an interesting company in that they specialize in electroplating all kinds of precious metals. While they specialize in plating designer work, they also electroplate for government and military applications, which means they reach military-grade tolerance levels. They’ve even plated parts for NASA’s space […]

Productivity Apps I Cannot Work Without

Why write an article about productivity apps? Agreed. There’s quite a few articles on apps for work productivity and I’ve read most of them. Over the years. I have probably tested well over 200 productivity apps and furniture combinations to make my home office the most efficient I can, given the small space I have. […]

Oh LinkedIn, You So Silly

Two pet peeves about LinkedIn, both UXD related. Invitations Clicking on the Invitations when I have a message saying I have invitations waiting to be accepted should send me to the Invitations tab, right? Instead, it sends me to the Messages tab. That’s just bad design. Solution: Instead, LinkedIn should either 1) Offer separate icons […]

Platform Pet Peeves

Lately I’ve noticed what seems to me to be sloppy user experience design (UXD) in many of the apps I use. If the mistakes were on small, indie apps that lack the budget for a User Experience Designer or an Information Architect, I could let these go (although why are you building apps if you […]