Browsed by
Author: claudia

See page "About me"
Everyday Usability 3 – Mobile phone

Everyday Usability 3 – Mobile phone

I bought my old mobile phone around the year 2000. At that point of time, a mobile phone that can be flipped open was stylish. It has a small display on the front which shows the time and when it is flipped open there is a larger display and a keypad (photos below). The most important functions of a phone are to enable the user to call other people, answer to calls, and in some cases also to refuse a…

Read More Read More

Everyday Usability 2 – Cup handle

Everyday Usability 2 – Cup handle

Cups are an everyday object. Innovative designs can turn the experience of drinking coffee or tea into a special event. Unfortunately, a visual pleasing design might make it difficult to drink. Enjoy this example of everyday usability. During a visit to a cafe I discovered this charming design of a coffee cup. It is a small coffee cup. Fitting to the beverage, the cup’s handle is formed like a coffee bean. In the photo below you can see the design….

Read More Read More

Everyday Usability 1 – Usability mp3 player

Everyday Usability 1 – Usability mp3 player

In this first article about the usability of everyday products I want to talk about the experience with my mp3 player. I often used the mp3 player while cycling or walking to work. Notably, I did not recognize the design limitations when I tested the design in the shop. I noticed them only after using the player for a while. The most important function of an mp3 player is the selection of songs and to adjust the volume. This device…

Read More Read More