I sometimes have to accept that an organization knows me as "Mark Frauenfeld" because it won't allow surnames longer than 10 characters. But having a truncated name is not nearly as annoying as being forced to add extra characters to a name just because a form won't process surnames less than 3 characters.
User Inyerface is a web-based game in which your challenge is to fill out a poorly designed online form. It’s loaded with frustrating examples of hostile user interfaces that we’ve all encountered at one time or another. It’s how I feel every time I book airline tickets.
The industrial design website, Core77, has recently introduced a sarcastic column about poorly-thought-out products called The Weekly Design Roast. Here are the links to the ones published so far: 1, 2, 3, 4. “A conventional bookmark, which is just a slip of stiff paper, is too easy to ship and recycle; they also don’t use […]
Joanna Stern, Wall Street Journal’s personal technology columnist created this cheat sheet for figuring out how to use the iPhone X’s interface. That’s what happens when you get rid of the home button. Editor’s note: There was an error in the original regarding disabling FaceID. Updated here. pic.twitter.com/O2EQm2CoyK — Joanna Stern (@JoannaStern) November 3, 2017 […]
If there’s one thing that stayed consistent through the last decade or so of tech industry turmoil, it’s the love affair between techies and Linux. There’s just a ton you can do with the OS, and its open-source format means you can customize your rig from the ground up. Apparently not content with that level […]
Accidents happen. And when they do, you’re going to want a dash cam for a second pair of eyes. At the minimum, a decent dash cam can save you vast sums of time and money in case of an accident. But a really good dash cam can do a whole lot more. Here are six […]
The field of data analytics is growing as fast as the internet itself. Self-driving cars, airline pricing, and huge marketing campaigns are all driven by the insights that data scientists can distill out of vast sums of information. Even with the help of powerful software like Python, it’s a highly skilled position. But those skills […]