July 23, 2009

Interview: Amy Buckner on Mobile Usability


With mobile devices being used to perform an ever increasing number of functions and tasks, mobile usability has never before been as critical as it is today. Jakob Nielson recently posted an article about mobile usability and concluded that there is a lot of room for improvement.

Enter Amy Buckner, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of AnswerLab, a user experience research company based out of San Francisco.  I’ve worked closely with Amy on a couple of usability tests and wanted to see how AnswerLab is approaching mobile usability. – Read More –

June 23, 2009

An interview with Dave Connelly, President of Coresoft: Makers of Super Sniper 2

Super Sniper 2

With the recent release of 3D Super Sniper 2 – the sequel to the smash hit iPhone App, Super Sniper – I sat down with Coresoft’s CEO and President Dave Connelly, to get an insider’s take on the gaming industry.

Eleven years, twenty-five published titles, and eleven iPhone apps later, Coresoft, stands as an accomplished and nimble game development company that specializes in both computer and console video games. They have also achieved remarkable diversity within the gaming landscape, by developing for just about every game machine out there. – Read More –

June 4, 2009

Designing the Palm Pre: An interview with Michelle Koh

Palm PreIt’s the question on everyone’s lips these days. Is the Palm Pre going to make an impact large enough to save both Palm and Sprint? We shall see how this plays out once the anticipated savior descends to earth on June 6, 2009 AD.  But launching alone will not a savior make. Rather, Palm’s destiny lies largely in the hands of the passionate, talented and empowered individuals who have defined and designed the Pre’s user experience.

To better understand the Pre’s design and differentiators, I caught up with user experience colleague Michelle Koh, a member of the human interface team at Palm. She played a large part in designing the user experience for Palm’s new WebOS platform and the core Person Information Management (PIM) applications that Palm is legendary for. Specifically, she designed the global device search, phone, and contact applications, as well as contributing to the overall device navigation and system UI design. – Read More –

January 28, 2009

An interview with fashion photographer, Leo Lam

As an on-going feature, I’ll be chatting with colleagues within the larger ecology of “User Experience”. Through this, I hope to broaden the reader’s perception of what “User Experience” truly implies, and that this is not a term reserved exclusively for labs and virtual spaces.   To kick this off, I sat down with fashion photographer Leo Lam.  We go – Read More –