Michael Gaigg: Über UI/UX Design

10Nov0

World Usability Day 2011

Posted by Michael Gaigg

Today is World Usability Day. Check out online events.

It's about making our world work better!

This is a reminder that we must develop technologies and experiences in a way that serves people first!

Lot's has been said about Steve Jobs and how he was an innovator and leader of easier to use software and hardware. I think he was just somebody that asked the right questions and had the power to translate them into consumer products (well, impressive enough I guess).

The questions we all should ask more often - and we cannot be afraid to ask over and over again if we didn't understand - are WHY and WHAT. Only after figuring these questions out we are able to design, improve and innovate the HOW.

With that: Happy Usability Day!

11Nov0

World Usability Day 2010

Posted by Michael Gaigg

Today is World Usability Day. Check out online events and all the other events worldwide.

Why?

So many things are broken nowadays. We learned to live with it, blame ourselves and just fit in. But it doesn't have to be like that!

What?

Raise awareness for making things (and by things I mean pretty much anything that surrounds us, not only technology) easier, more self-explanatory, working. Technology has to serve us not the other way around!

How?

Teach your children to solve problems! Teach them to understand what they are doing, saying, arguing, using. Teach them to make educated decisions, to be critical about anything shiny, fancy, to not follow a hype blindly. Teach your children to think in the people they work with and to communicate well.

Teach our children what we are doing today and tomorrow will be (even) brighter.