53 Minutes

53 Minutes

That’s the amount of time I had for writing this blog post. It meant I had to be creative, focussed and not be distracted for this period if I had any hope of finishing the post. As for me (and I assume others) the writing of these things are done in several takes, I writeContinue Reading

The Experience of Unsubscribing

The Experience of Unsubscribing

I don’t know about you, but I’m always finding my inbox crammed with email newsletters I don’t remember signing up for. A lot of times it’s from stores I’ve shopped at or websites I’ve used to make travel arrangements where I’ve given my email and at the same time unknowingly signed up for marketing emails. While itRead more

How to Create a Space for Design Thinkers, Part II

How to Create a Space for Design Thinkers, Part II

In my last blog post, I talked about creating an interior space through the lens of User Experience Design (UXD). This perspective introduced the concepts of budget, circulation, and communication that would affect Akendi Ottawa’s exciting move to a new office space. At this point in time, we have secured a physical space, and areRead more

It’s Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover – A review

It’s Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover – A review

Hi, I’m Kostis and I love books! I always need to know that there are at least three of them in my “To Read” list before I finish the one I’m currently reading. I also love well-designed book covers. I’m not ashamed to admit that I have been deceived numerous times by works of artRead more

Apple: Two terrible and two brilliant design decisions

Apple: Two terrible and two brilliant design decisions

Apple is often hailed as the gold standard for user design. There are a couple of things that they have done very well and then there’s a few really terrible decisions they have made. Let’s start with the good, because there are a number of Apple designs that I appreciate. THE GOOD 1. Mouse ShakeRead more

The Inverted UX Funnel: Or The Cost/Benefit Of UX Work

The Inverted UX Funnel: Or The Cost/Benefit Of UX Work

Today I came back from a lunch where I talked with a potential client about their product. This was a first conversation so most of the time was spent discussing what their software and business was and what I could do to help improve the user experience. I enjoy these conversations as we’re not gettingRead more

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