I opened my Facebook today and found this ad, Isn’t it interesting? I remember to have heard that Facebook is not cool anymore and that basically, it is a platform for old people. I have also come across (on Facebook) a figure showing that Facebook is still one of the platforms with more active users. Sorry, […]
Tag Archives: interface design
Lecture slides on HCI and Visual Design for UX
Here are some of the presentations that I have made for lecturing human-computer interaction and visual design for user experience. I hope you find them useful 🙂
On Snapchat’s filters, interface, and user experience
Just a couple of thoughts about how Snapchat is a demonstration of how far we have got in terms of computing power and pervasiveness of technology, as well as how this app is one of the possible shifters about what mass media means nowadays.
The new Facebook “Reactions”
I came across the video of the new Facebook “Reactions.” It was a nice surprise going beyond the “dislike” button that everyone was talking about weeks ago. Today we’re launching a test of Reactions — a more expressive Like button. The Like button has been a part of Facebook for a long time. Billions of […]
Definition of Design. Yes, another one.
Google’s material design
Google has launched its new design guidelines called “Material Design”. The name caught my attention, since I’m convinced, as visual designer, that observable pixels are really material to play; that is, to create user interfaces. What’s the possible meaning of this called design language? Well, I bet that my understanding of observable pixels as actual material is not […]
The circle as the king of flat design
One interesting aspect that we can notice about flat design interfaces is the recurrent use of circular forms. When circles and circumferences are employed to compose interface widgets, they seem to express time effectively without the necessity of more visual information.
We cannot escape from the metaphor
Metaphors and metonymies are the two more used rhetorical figures in HCI. Will we be able of getting rid of metaphors and metonymies in HCI design and experience design ever?
Design and agency
Where is the limit between an interactive system’s agency and the user’s control? Is Facebook converting us into passive, lazy users?