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January 2004

Design 102: Don't Punish The User

I wrote previously about how white space is just as important in good user interface design as the content itself. Whilst booking some concert tickets recently using the TicketMaster website, I came across another example of bad design.

Event Log Paranoia

As a user of the Windows NT flavour of Windows since 1996, one of the things that I've got into the regular habit of doing is checking the event logs for anything untoward.

Learning To K.I.S.S.

Do the best programmers know how to Keep It Simple, Stupid? Is simplicity in itself a desirable goal? I didn't used to subscribe to the idea that simple was always best. I thought that sometimes complexity was the only answer.

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