Display of the Euros and the French Francs

March 22, 2012

It’s been 10 years now that France moved to the Euro currency, but still today, we can see remnants of the French francs (previous currency) in our daily lives. In 2002, they lived with a dual-currency for about a bit less than 2 months, which means, it was legal to pay with either currencies. Even [...]

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Wine glass AND screw cap

February 22, 2012

On my flight from Montréal (Canada) to Lyon (France), I had the opportunity of drinking a white wine with a special twist (In fact, it was the bottle that had a special twist…). The bottle has its own glass which is also the screw cap as shown below. My first though was ” Wow, brilliant [...]

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Peeling Oranges…

January 6, 2012

I recently found this ad laying in my bookshelf across UX papers and books… I just love it How painful, it is, sometimes to peel oranges and other citruses? Would it be wonderful to get oranges like this one? It’s a Morae TechSmith ad, circa 2007.

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Braille on Medicine’s Package = Accessibility

December 2, 2011

Using Braille on pharmaceutical packaging, what a great idea!!! Just try to figure out how to distinguish from one medicine to another when you have few of them in your bathroom and you can’t read what’s on the packaging. It must be troublesome. Since October 2010, all medicines sold in European Union countries must display [...]

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5 Usability Techniques Learned at Webstock

February 28, 2011

For New Zealand techies, February means Webstock, a good conference. Like last year’s conference, it was very insightful with speakers as diverse as Scott McCloud (Cartoonist and author of Understanding Comics), Marco Arment (co-founder of Tumblr), and Amanda Palmer (artist, singer). But today, I’ll tell you what I learned from Christine Perfetti’s talk. She is [...]

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Is It a Usable Packaging?

February 6, 2011

I love reading magazines, I was subscribed to Fast Company and Wired for several years before coming to NZ. Now, I still receive my UPA (Usability Professional Association) magazine here in NZ. As far as I remember, the UPA magazine has always been wrapped in a sealed plastic bag, which could be frustrating to open. (a [...]

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