Designing for Push and Pull
The profession of improving usability asks how we best help our users fulfill their goals. The goal and task orientation of usability is carved into...
A Dialogue With Your Home Page
Often when I’m designing I try to imagine a screen interaction as a face-to-face dialog between two people...
The Levitating Japanese Photographer
Japanese photographer Natsumi Hayashi takes self-portraits of herself levitating across various locations.
Contrive Digital Featured in .net Magazine
Tom May, editor of best-selling web design magazine .net, recently interviewed Usman Sheikh about what makes Contrive Digital stand out from the competition.
Why user-centered design is crucial
Just came across this fantastic little video explaining the importance of user centric design by using cat food as an analogy.
Is Groupon a Strip Mining Operation?
Groupon filed for an IPO. They have 83 million couponers in their club. They've grown their revenue 20,000% since June of 2009. These are gaudy numbers. And Groupon CEO Andrew Mason has...
Scientists create touchable holograms
This has to be the most exciting thing I read today - apparently researchers at Tokyo University have come up with a technology that is a first and significant step away from the mouse and keyboard – touchable holograms.
Why Isn’t Google Chrome A Part Of Android?
Over the past couple of years, there’s one question that comes up again and again, that Google just can’t seem to answer. Why isn’t Chrome a part of Android?
All these photo portraits have one thing in common. They are part of the project “Echoism” that focuses on facial symmetry.