Do you screw usability if it pays to have a bad design?

Greed wins, even for Amazon. This issue has been discussed elsewhere, but adding it to the blog so the blog is alive. In grocery stores, milk is placed at the back. In big box warehouses like Costco, they keep on moving the merchandise locations. The underlying principle is, the more time you spend in store… Continue reading Do you screw usability if it pays to have a bad design?

Nissan App information overload

Nissan LEAF app redesign

I drive Nissan LEAF. For everything on the planet there is an app. There is one for LEAF too. As far as I remember this app is on it’s second iteration. The purpose of the app is to check the status of the charging so you know how many miles you can drive.¬†There are few… Continue reading Nissan App information overload

Electric vehicle charging issues with nrg EVgo station

If you drive an electric car and charge at different stations then you may be familiar with this issue. nrgEVgo stations recently appeared in Walmart stores. Customers can charge for free while spending their money inside. Good for both parties. As usual there are usability problems here too. If you notice, the charging handles are… Continue reading Electric vehicle charging issues with nrg EVgo station

Low-Contrast Text Is Not the Answer

Low-contrast text may be trendy, but it is also illegible, undiscoverable, and inaccessible. Instead, consider more usable alternatives. Don’t fall for the overly “minimalist” design trends. Don’t assume big names like Apple and Microsoft always do it right. What works for them doesn’t necessarily work for you. Low contrast text doesn’t work for anybody. It’s… Continue reading Low-Contrast Text Is Not the Answer