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‘iPhone Nano Mockup’

Posted in Design at 6:18 pm 4  

Analysts are speculating that Apple may unleash a smaller and cheaper version of the relatively expensive iPhone that should be launched in the fourth quarter. The design of the iPhone could be based on its iPod nano music player. Currently a lot of mockups can be found showing concepts of Apples answer to Android. Impressed by some ideas I designed an iPhone nano mockup on my own.

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‘Mäxchen (Mia) now available for iPhone and iPod touch’

Posted in Design, Games, UI Design at 6:37 am 1  

Mia (also known as “Meiern” or “Mäxchen”) is probably the most famous party dice game and available for your iPhone and iPod touch. It is played with 2 dice and sometimes the rules force you to lie – so are you the better bluffer?

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‘Simple Tooltip with CSS and jQuery’

Posted in Javascript, Stylesheets at 9:22 am 4  

Recently I was searching for a tooltip plugin that provides the possibility to show an “advanced” tooltip for each title attribute. “Advanced” means that it should support HTML formatting, like bold, italic or a simple line break. There are several powerful (and over-engineered) plugins out there (e.g. jQuery Tools), however they did not fulfill my requirements. So I did it on my own.

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‘Mia (“Mäxchen”) – Grab the new wallpaper!’

Posted in Design, Games at 12:52 pm 0  

Mia (german “Mäxchen”) is a simple dice game with a strong emphasis on bluffing and detecting bluff. Over the last year I was working on this game, focussing on its game play, look and feel and eye candy. It will be available in the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch soon. Take a look at the first preview and download the wallpaper!

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‘UPA 2010 (Munich, Germany)’

Posted in Usability at 7:34 am 0  

For the first time in its history, the Usability Professionals’ Association International Conference will travel to the heart of Europe. The key theme will focus on how UX professionals can create great user experiences across different cultures, meeting the challenges of delivering to diverse audience.

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‘Heart Wallpaper’

Posted in Design at 11:26 am 1  

Even though it is not Valentine’s Day it is time to share some hearts! Decorate your computer with the brand new “Heart” wallpaper I’ve been inspired by some friends’ artwork. New Photoshop brushes helped me to design this lovely wallpaper!

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‘World Usability Day 2009 in Graz’

Posted in Usability at 4:25 pm 0  

The World Usability Day was founded in 2005 as an initiative of the Usability Professionals’ Association to make products easier to access and simpler to use. Now we are in November again, looking forward to visiting World Usability Day 2009 in Graz!

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‘Glow Wallpaper’

Posted in Design at 4:36 pm 1  

It’s time for a new wallpaper! Today I’ve finished work on my brand new “Glow” wallpaper. The new fancy background of my brand new PS3 OS 3.01 and some new cool effects in Adobe Photoshop inspired my work. So simply download it and bring it to your desktop!

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‘Galaxy Wallpaper’

Posted in Design at 5:36 pm 1  

Those of you following me on Twitter may already know that I was recently working on a new wallpaper. I’m always in search of high resolution subtled wallpapers that make a great visual impact. Inspired by the well-known PS3 Earth Visualizer I’ve recently finished work on my brand new “Galaxy” wallpaper.

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‘Use Context Analysis – Quickguide’

Posted in Usability at 11:12 am 0  

Recently I conducted a use context analysis at one of our customers near Los Angeles. Beside the amazing stay in beautiful California the preparation, conduction and evaluation of the analysis was once again quite interesting. It is always exciting to get to know our real users, their characteristics and the environment in which the product is used. For this reason I would like to share my experiences and the methodology of this analysis with you.

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