I recently rediscovered a full archive of my first blog (which ran from 2001 through 2004) on my server. In reading back, I found the moment that triggered almost everything I’ve worked on in the last nine years. From October 10th, 2001:
One of my current tasks at work is coming up with a cohesive “look and feel” for the browser-based user interface in one of our products. It’s very cool because I’ve had an opportunity to really analyse the existing product and figure out where I think it succeeds and (more often) where it fails. I’ve realised that good design is not as subjective as I’ve thought: people will recognise it even if they don’t know why it succeeds. So this analysis and the resulting design changes have been quite fascinating.
I had no idea at the time where that single thought was going to lead me.
June 16, 2010 · Tags: user experience