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Interaction Designer since 1993, working in a wide range of fields such as air traffic control, financial markets, virtual reality mockups, and latterly, open source desktop applications.


Jul
10
comment What would be a good alternative visual way of representing the Push and Pull signs in doors?
The trouble is, it doesn't matter what signs you put on a door, because everybody knows how a door is supposed to work and will just do whatever it looks like they should be doing. So in the long run, it's probably still much more effective to fit the right type of handles to existing doors.
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10
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May
23
comment How do I learn to be creative?
To answer the 'non-creative' part of your question -- yes, there are certainly advantages to sketching UIs with pencil and paper first, and many full-time UI designers will do this. It's quicker, it's often easier to show to other people (who themselves are less reluctant to criticise something that looks like it took a long time to do), and you can very easily make changes on the fly based on their comments. Check out Carolyn Snyder's excellent Paper Prototyping book and website for lots more about that.
May
23
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