Tools

How to type upside down letters & backwards text ?

How does this tool flip text up side down and backward?

The JavaScript program converts English letters to unicode characters and symbols that look inverted, to make it look like you’ve created upside-down text on the computer. Most of them come from the character sets “Latin Extended” and “International Phonetic Alphabet”. Unfortunately there are no upside down numbers and not enough upside down capital letters, so this tool supports lowercase letters only. This page uses the font “Arial Unicode MS” to display the flipped text. You can learn the letter mapping behind this upside down text generator by viewing this page’s html source code. Enjoy this trick on internet forum, blog, IM, & chat!

Check it out…
http://www.sevenwires.com/play/UpsideDownLetters.html

Uncategorized

IDD 2009 Conference

SIGCHI.DK is an organization in Denmark dedicated to Interaction Design targeted at industry professionals and students alike.


2009-06-10_0056

Along with many many interesting presenters, our own James Kelway (UxD & IA) at Hello will be doing his “Usability is Dead” session.

James Kelway will in his session explain to us why UX is not just about building huge coherent web architectures. How we have become digital nomads – building tents, rather than building houses, in environments that suit our needs. People no longer inhabit worlds built by designers, but in worlds built by themselves.
Increasingly it is about building applications and understanding how applications interact with each other and their embedded environment. It is about forging relevant links with technologies that are appropriate. Relevance has surpassed usability as the most important factor of web strategy and web design.
Context defines how usable your experience needs to be, and we are steadily moving from interface design to concept design… IA and UX has for many years looked at the web in a traditional one way communications paradigm, where it is all about conveying a message to the end user.
But the Internet is not the new newspaper, the new radio or the new television. The web is actually not a medium at all, if anything it is a paradigm of interaction. It is something completely different which as a discipline we need to demonstrate with an open approach to our design work, that is documented, shared and refined.
Those involved in the field must realize that usability is becoming more bound by context and relevance to individual needs, it cannot be merely prescriptive.

Anyways, check this and all the other sessions out here…
http://www.sigchi.dk/sigchi/aktivitet/messe/2009/program.html

Uncategorized

How people really use the iPhone…

Inspired by the session with Anthony Franko at this years MIX in Las Vegas, I decided to do my own research into the ACTUAL usability of the infamous iPhone… is it really so userfriendly as everyone suggests and almost seems to take as a fact, without even thinking about the fact that it actually might not be natively userfriendly, but only userfriendly once you have overcome the initial obstacles…During my research I stumbled upon these slides which seemed to me as having the necessary evidence-based approach combined with the heuristic perspective making it interesting and relevant and yet comprehensible in a swiff…

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “How people really use the iPhone…“, posted with vodpod