Andries van der Meulen Blog

In Control 0

In Control

What I realize more and more is that the end-users wants to be In Control. This applies especially with new developed applications that automates some of their work. By default users are skeptic. The...

A plea to my developer brethren about designer/designers 0

A plea to my developer brethren about designer/designers

This post of Tim Heuer is something I completely agree with! So if you’re a developer and you work with designers, you do need to read this…   Since we appear to be in...

OS Desktop Experience 0

OS Desktop Experience

The other day I was talking about how exactly the transition will be when switching from mouse/keyboard to touch when it comes to the User Experience. For example your operating system desktop. And then...

Augmented reality 0

Augmented reality

It’s not like I’m a trend-watcher or something, but what I really noticed is the increase on topics for augmented reality. Augmented reality basically adds a layer onto the reality. This can be done...

Windows 7 0

Windows 7

I’ve been using Windows 7 Enterprise (RTM) for about a week now, and I must say, I really see the benefits of working with it. Although you might consider it “Windows Vista +”, I’m...

Integrator 0

Integrator

Nate Dunlap has written a simple but clear blog post about the role “integrator”. Read it here (Where does “integration” fit into user experience design?). It gives an idea how this role is used.

Expression Blend not for Designers, but for Integrators 6

Expression Blend not for Designers, but for Integrators

Last Friday I was at the SDN Event in Houten, where I followed several UX tracks, and spoke with the speakers afterwards. I was trying to find out how they worked with Designers and...

Designers & Developers within the ALM / TFS vision. 0

Designers & Developers within the ALM / TFS vision.

What Wikipedia says about ALM: Application lifecycle management (ALM) is the marriage of business management to software engineering made possible by tools that facilitate and integrate requirements management, architecture, coding, testing, tracking, and release...

From Windows Mobile to iPhone 3

From Windows Mobile to iPhone

With my personal phone I used to be with Orange. But a while ago their mobile communication division was sold to T-Mobile here in the Netherlands. So they’ve asked me to change my Orange...

Working Through Screen 1

Working Through Screen

A while ago, a colleague gave me a link to a free book called “Working through screens” by FlashBulb Interaction. It is a wonderful document about how you can increase User Experience for your...