April, 2021

You’re exhausted because we’re in a pandemic. Because we’re in a pandemic and schools aren’t back to normal. Because we’re in a pandemic and our employers seem to have forgotten we’re in a pandemic when they set their 2021 goals. Because we’re in a pandemic and Black people are still getting murdered by the police … Continue reading “April, 2021”

Affordances are dead; long live affordances

I miss affordances. Affordances in computing UIs are nothing new. When designers and developers first put words on a screen, there was a need to convey what one could do with those words and pictures. Menus? Buttons? Dropdowns? All of the fundamental UI elements we’ve had for 30+ years started with deliberate design decisions – … Continue reading “Affordances are dead; long live affordances”