Should developers know design? Or should designers know development? This is an argument that’s been around for several years, although it was mostly aimed at the design crowd. But that could all change with the recent advancements in front end development. Developers could benefit now, more than ever, from understanding design and its principles. Ever since the…Continue Reading “Should Developers know Design?”
Now, now. I know I just threw a bunch of buzzwords at you. And you may even be thinking: “How dare this guy say that Good User Experiences don’t feel good”. But I don’t mean that UX can’t be enjoyable, that would just be a lie coming out of my mouth (or fingers, in this case.)
What I am saying, however, is that “Feeling Good” is not what a good User Experience is about. It can be a delightful side product, but it should not be the goal to aim for.
However, before I can illustrate my point any further, I’d like to tell you a story:Continue Reading "Good User Experiences aren’t about "Feeling Good""
Before we can talk about clean, well designed and beautiful code, I would like to ask you a few questions:
Have you ever written a piece of code, and then looked at your creation and wished you never had to open that thing again? Ever opened a file only to find yourself immediately overwhelmed by its contents?
Does this image bring back fond memories of college?
If that’s the case, then you’ve probably experienced the bizarre world of code that was never meant to be read by a person. And that means that this article, my friend, is for you.Continue Reading "Beautiful Code (and how to write it.)"