Alexander Jonassen

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The Art of Minimalism in Mobile App UI Design

Design is one of the most important drivers of user engagement. As users’ preferences shift toward a simpler interface, stripping the UI to its very …

UI Design

5 ways to get the most out of mobile UX

The ethos of mobile user experience (UX) has become narrow and indifferent to human needs.<p>Today, designers boast about the “ease of use,” “intuitiveness” and “addictiveness” of their apps, as if these traits were worthy goals in themselves. I’d like to propose a more empathetic goal for mobile UX:</b> …

The year in boardgames

“2015 is the year of the board game,” I told everyone I knew. I wrote it out in emails. I typed the words out in text messages. I casually said it …

Level design in mobile games - how to make games fun

Great mobile game design is a little like a great film soundtrack – if it’s done well, you shouldn’t notice it. Unfortunately, this also makes it all too easy to overlook the amazing detail that goes into the best games and to take for granted subtleties like camera movement and gameplay …

Mobile Gaming

The 3 Commandments of Great UX Design

Bonus IV: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s metrics.<p>When it comes to the Ten Commandments, there’s quite a few to remember. Talk about cognitive strain. Guess, Hick’s Law wasn’t much of a thing back in Biblical times.<p>For your convenience, we’ve narrowed down our list of commandments to just …

UX Design

3 UX Mistakes That Are Killing Your Design — SitePoint

UX design certainly isn’t easy, but the high expectations of clients and stakeholders sometimes suggests otherwise. The decision-makers don’t always …

How Visual Design Makes for Great UX

In Don Norman’s book, Emotional Design: Why we Love (or Hate) Everyday Things, Norman describes a study in which he discovered “…the degree of [a] …

UI Design

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

Computer Science

3 Strategies for Hacking Happiness

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Wealth, status, fitness, relationships – for most people, these markers are accomplished in pursuit of the ultimate goal: Happiness.<p>Collecting these achievements makes sense – who wouldn't be happier with more money, a higher-profile job, …

Happiness

How fungi are constructed

Fungi can appear to be marvelously complex things, producing mushrooms, intricate coral-like structures and large brackets on trees. However, all of …

This Unique Mobile Keyboard Folds Smaller than an iPhone 4

Typing on cellphones and tablets sucks. Virtual keyboards can be effective, but they take up half of your screen’s real estate. On the other hand, portable keyboards then tend to be either too small (limited by your tablet’s screen size), or too clunky to carry.<p>A company called WayTools wants to …