As a formally-trained fine artist, the form versus function argument rankles a bit. I chafe at giving up one over the other. Why can't you have form and function! Function will still rule over most business touch screens but the exhibit was a powerful reminder of what form can do beautifully and subtly.
Social media in business needs a purpose. You can use social media as just one of the marketing tools available to get buyers to your site. You just need to use the right one for the job.
My job as a designer is to find out what the client's true problem is and provide the best solution, not just the solution they asked me to create.
So you've finished your UI design and it's perfect—just the right amount of white space to offset all those tables, forms and buttons. Big sigh of relief. Ahhhhhhh. Then your boss hands you your new task.
For years many usability experts told us that scroll bars on a touchscreen interfaces are forbidden. Then along comes the iPhone and other smart phones and the scroll bar’s time has come.
When I started working on a client's e-commerce touchscreen kiosk application, I scoured the web looking for best practices and usability specific to touchscreen interfaces.