Today I clicked on a link to a Starbucks.com page, and a popup opened up, for the now ubiquitous cookie/privacy notification. Only this time, the words used were not the dry jargon filled trope we are now so used to seeing everywhere. Instead, the popup made it lighter by saying that this is about cookies, … Continue reading Fun UX Example: Starbucks.com →
If you run a WordPress blog or site related to card games, like poker, bridge, rummy and the likes, and have the four suites’ unicode characters pasted away somewhere so that you can paste it whenever you are writing a new article where you need to show hands with cards, you need to take a … Continue reading New WordPress Plugin: Playing Card Notations →
One of the key things UX designers and product managers focus on is how to reduce friction for their users while using their products. If there is any UX pattern in our product which causes confusion in the minds of the user, they have to double guess how to use it, or they have to … Continue reading Bad UX: Fixing What Isn’t Broken or Over-Designing →
Job hunters from the IIMs and other such colleges often go to this cool site called IIMJobs.com, started by an alumnus of my alma mater. It’s quite a live board, but there is one thing that I sorely miss there – filtering the job listings by keyword. You can select your experience range, your preferred … Continue reading Bookmarklet: Add Keyword Search to the Listings on IIMJobs.com →
While reading an article in today’s ET Brand Equity, I felt like I had to share it with my friends, maybe put it up on LinkedIn with a comment of my own. The thing is, I was reading it on the paper, not the app or the website. And being the lazy person that I … Continue reading Can We Make Newspaper Articles Shareable & Trackable →
I was in Nature’s Basket the other day. When I took out my credit card to pay the bill, I noticed the fancy all-touch-screen POS the cashier pushed towards me. It’s a device with a cradle charger, and frankly looks quite fancy, though I do not have any qualms with the usual all-black push button … Continue reading Short Commentary: PineLabs POS UI →
Build-up to the Thirty Five book challenge here. Here are the five best books I’ve read in 2018: To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee) Boy am I late to this party? My favourite book that I read this year is one that was written fifty eight years ago – the Montgomery bus boycott was only … Continue reading Five of Thirty-Five: Best Books I’ve Read in 2018 →
The good folks (or the good app, sil vous plait) at Goodreads have duly informed me that I have completed my 2018 Reading Challenge of 35 books this year. Thirty five? How did that happen? When did I? To tell you how I got to that number, I would have to rewind a bit to … Continue reading Thirty Five Books in Twenty Eighteen →
If you have been online around the end of August, and you follow the really cool people online, you must have heard about Netflix India’s love for Radhika Apte – how she seems to be a part of every piece of Netflix India original content, be it movies they produce or shows. The public has … Continue reading Zomato, Radhika Apte, Netflix, #Radflix, and Me-too Marketing →
It was a dream. A recurring one. I am on a cobbled street. I enter a big stone archway, the other side is a little bit darker. There’s a little water body on the “inside”. It’s very quiet, even during the day, no people around, but it feels safe. I feel calm. It’s lovely. I … Continue reading Mono Italia →
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