Office 2011 for Mac – Why I love the Ribbon

It’s been 3 weeks since I started using Office 2011 for Mac and I’m already wishing all apps for Mac had a ribbon. Let me explain a bit my experience: Until 2 years ago I was exclusively a Windows user. Sure I had already had some experiences with other Operating Systems, but not on everyday […]

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Google Language Tools – User Experience problems

So Google knows my country (Portugal), he knows my search habits, my translation habits, and much more. So why the hell the default Google Translate languages are Spanish to English?? Lately I’ve been using Google Translate more often because I was assigned a project which requires some technical knowledge. Every technical term either I want […]

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Designing web forms

Here’s a little secret that I’d like to share with you:  Most people just aren’t all that thrilled by forms. They  don’t like filling them in, they don’t like thinking about them, and they certainly don’t like the idea of having to design them. by Caroline Jarret If you already had to make some kind […]

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World Usability Day 2009 – Designing for a Sustainable World

Today, 12th November, we celebrate the World Usability Day. This year theme is Designing for a Sustainable World which basically is about showing how usability can be applied to all we do and build: Designing for a Sustainable World focuses on how our products and services impact our world. We look at all products and […]

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Colors and User Experience

After being away for nearly three months I decided to finally bring my blog back to life. A few weeks ago when I was working on a website related with traveling a colleague of mine asked “What’s the color for traveling?”. Although I can’t remember the answer to this question I remember another question that came […]

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