One of the biggest missing pieces in personal photo management: the screensaver / slideshow

TL;DR

  • I want my photos on my TV.
  • I want an interface optimised for a TV remote.
  • Here’s a demo

The longer version


Until a design is good, it is shit. After decades as a designer, I still struggle psychologically with this.



  • Part I: The new Design Museum and the exhibitions
  • Part II: A digital Design Museum?

Part I: The new Design Museum and the exhibitions


UX axiom: when a feature is invoked more often accidentally than on purpose, it should be considered a bug

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1. Driver distraction and multitasking

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Ever wondered what those lights on your dash mean? Confusing car UI by Dave


On the whole I think they are right. Apple’s design is getting worse, users are suffering from it, and they are setting bad examples that are being emulated by other designers.



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  • To prevent distracting elements leaping out at you while your mouse is simply traversing the page.
  • To prevent you from accidentally clicking something that popped into view just as you were moving your cursor towards the target.
  • To prevent elements such as menus from unexpectedly disappearing when you just stray a pixel off, forcing you to re-invoke them.

Francois Jordaan

User Experience Director at isotoma.com

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