All the mental energy that you use to elaborate your misery would be far better used trying to find the one, seemingly impossible way out of your current mess. It’s best to spend zero time on what you could have done and all of your time on what you might do. Because in the end, nobody cares, just run your company.
Juice is the non-essential visual, audio & haptic effects that enhance the player’s experience.
Juice is about the tiny details. It’s about squeezing more out of everything. It’s about serving the user’s emotional needs, not just the functional. It originated in games but can be used in other types of software.
OpenAI and Microsoft have been killing it not only in product but in the go-to-market groundwork they’ve been doing long before launch.
With seemingly every launch, they have a slate of really compelling partners already using the new service (e.g., Wolfram Alpha and Zapier using ChatGPT plugins), giving them a big press bump from the articles those partners write and social proof. Not to mention, of course, the product is better because it’s already been tested with real customers.
It’s a beautiful thing, and a masterclass every PM should be paying attention to.
This is an absolutely phenomenal ‘explorable explanation’. It methodically layers concepts to foster understanding, deploys interactivity to build intuition, and on top of all that provides crisp, clear narrative on top of all of the amazing visualizations.
We discussed this at my previous company almost every day. Our users were experts, they wanted more information on the screen at once, and they were OK with a slight learning curve if it meant higher productivity long term.
“It’s tempting to rely on menu controls in order to simplify mobile interface designs —especially on small screens. But hiding critical parts of an application behind these kinds of menus could negatively impact usage.”
This is monumental. It’s telling that “fixtures like Briefings, ‘The Daily’ podcast, [realtime] weather and stocks are available at the top of the page.” If they weren’t already, the Times is now firmly a digital-first paper.
I love my (many) Apple products, but Richardson’s spot on in describing their design as “ponderously serious.” Gorgeous objects, but ultra minimalist and restrained. Google’s doing great, humanist industrial design. Mi piace.
“There is a false dichotomy at work in modern app design: the drive is for apps to be so simple you can use them as soon as you’ve tapped the app icon, but this is taken to mean that there doesn’t need to be anything more to do in the app than what you can see when you have tapped the app icon.” Yes, yes, yes.
Really interesting new UI technique from Microsoft. Tabs from multiple apps sharing the same window. This is a baby step — ‘sets’ should get you some additional benefit other than creating simple groupings.
Beautiful, effective visualization from NYT that kindles your intuition and simplifies a pretty complex series of data. (Also one of the rare cases in which scroll-jacking works — in part because it’s executed flawlessly.)