In 2018 I decided to read 52 books in a year, one every week. In this blog post, I’ll let you know if I recommend this and what I learned during the ‘journey’. You might be thinking: why?! Well, I like a good challenge, and perhaps so do you. We see all those weird challenges on the internet lately, from taking a cold shower every day to reading 52 books in a year. The latter…

I recently discovered a new approach to check if the usability of my design is right. And I do this by comparing my design to a human conversation because a design is often nothing more than a good conversation with the user, right? Let’s start with an example. Let’s say you are designing a webshop for TV’s, sounds fun? Then the next thing to do is to wonder how selling a TV in real life…

When I was still in college and had to pick a typeface, I would do some research on a typeface, and find something like “this font has been designed for easy reading”. That would suffice and I’d pick the font. Today I laugh about my past ignorance, because it’s such a weird way of picking a typeface. Typeface, feeling and emotion. Because let’s face it, how many typefaces have you seen where the legibility is…

Dan Saffer says it is the way to create “The difference between products we love and products we tolerate”. Some say it is “The way to explain a lot without using words”. But I know them as Micro-Interactions. I’m convinced we should pay more attention to micro-interactions in our design, so I hope I can convince you as well. So what are micro-interactions? Micro-interactions are tiny interactions we perform continuously during the day. While setting an alarm…