A really interesting talk by Tim Caynes about endovascular surgery

Yes, really!

A few weeks ago I went to UX Scotland where there was all kinds of super interesting chats and because I am a massive science dork one really caught my eye.

“Designing for visualisation systems in endovascular surgery” may be the hardest thing to say with a mouthful of Maltesers, but it also frames a presentation around how surgeons need very specific visual information during incredibly complex procedures.

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BT’s Website Is A Fcking Disaster

As many visitors to one of my four once-world-famous-almost-award-winning blogs know I am really unlucky when it comes to telecommunications; from dodgy dark patterns via Vodafone’s satanic website to getting my phone stolen by an acquaintance of Kevin Bridges in a bar fight, verily sirrah! Electromagnetic radiation must fucking despise me! Continue reading “BT’s Website Is A Fcking Disaster”

Strava used to be usable

Not so much these days after they changed the interface.

Strava have implemented some really dumb design decisions:

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As a user I want to see my speed against time traveled. But I can’t estimate how long I’ve been travelling or how fast I’ve been going because the scales are all over the shop: X and Y axes are between 0 and 26:40 and 0 and 34.9 respectively. How am I meant to read that? Surely the Y-axis should be in minute intervals and the X-axis in, say, 5 mph intervals?

On top of that, the interface has become increasingly cluttered:

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Yuck.

Anyway, do you use Strava? What do you think?

PS The mobile app is much better.