Skip to main content

It is Just a Lift

I admit, before today, I thought I knew how to press a button in the lift.

From today onward, I guess I have to keep an open mind on this as well.

I was alone in the lift.

And I want to press "Close".

I can't find it.

                                      

There is a U, NS, and a D.

There is no C.

There is the Open Door.

Which is the most obvious and also the useless button.

If I need to hold for somebody, I hold the door.

If there is a problem about the lift, press “Open door” will never open the door.

… ...

Well.

First things first.

Why there are 3 buttons where there should be 1, which is close; or maximum 2, where there is another for alarm (of course, it is better to put it on a different place to make it more intuitive, and in different colour and shape so that users do not confuse it with other things; but those are clearly too much to ask). 

I have to find out.

Not from Google through.





But it suggested that NS can mean:



I am “Not Sure".

I guess I will have to ask the security guard next time.

After all, it is “Not Specified” anywhere.

What bothered me so much.

Is the fact that it violates the basic design principle.

Don't let me think.

It actually manage to make me think so much that I want to find it out.

Bt I can't even find it out.

It is “Not Supported” by Google.

Perhaps it is related to “National Security”, that will make more sense.

There is nothing more that is needed besides the numbers, Open, Close and emergency.

It is a lift.

It goes up and down.

It does not go “North and South”.

I know there is many complicated things in life.


Let’s make pressing the button in the lift simple. 

Popular posts from this blog

4 Techniques to Make Your UX Review Meetings Successful

As a product manager, I often need to sit down with the executive management team to get their feedback on the new designs. It can be a frustrating process and many times I found that I cannot get things down in the time I am allowed to have.
Nevertheless, not having the sign-off from management is terrible for the team, we face high risk of having to re-work (yes, we always need to re-work, but it feels better if it is an improvement), schedule get delayed etc.
Over my 200+ review meetings, i've came to understand the reasons and learnt skills on how to stir the meeting towards an efficient completion, and I want to share them with you.
There are 4 key reasons of an unsuccessful product review meeting: 
1. Audience Lack the Background Knowledge: especially when introducing a new function, executives don’t know what they are looking at, or how the end users will be using such function, you may have sent the presentation before and again in the meeting invite, it doesn’t matter;

2. T…

How to Do Market Research and Competitor Benchmarking

Congratulation, you have validated your business idea from the people around you and it looks good in their eyes. You want to go ahead and start working on the idea.
No matter if you are a veteran in the industry and have good connections to help you start; or your idea came from your personal experience while you have little experience on the market.The first thing you will end up doing is market research.
Remember, you are doing the research to: Make sure the idea in a correct way;Identify what your end users are comparing toUnderstand what challenges you will face;See how you can make money;
You are not doing the research to: Copy what the other companies are doing Exhaust all potential competitors in the market
What I always to, is a 5+1 market analysis. In the beginning, I would start with a 5-day analysis with the following schedule:
Day 1: Find a list of companies that are targeting the same end users you want to approach 
For most of us, finding the list of companies that are target…

Indie Game: What Developers Should Do and PLayers Should Play

What does indie game stands for? What is the market and market growth for indie games?
Indie games are video games that are created without the support of a publisher (E.g. EA games; Microsoft etc). Indie game developers am to bring innovation to the market, they focus on digital channels (APP stores; online marketplace) to distribute the games.
Perhaps James Swirsky And Lisanne Pajot's movie "Indie Game" best visualize the community working on indie games. This is a group of entrepreneurs seeking to realize their ideal, keep refining the work they have done and hope to find others who believe the same.
I researched on the well recognized forums, bloggers, and platform operators (E.f. Steam) to construct a comprehensive list of 100+ popular indie games to try to see what criteria are important for a good indie game. 

My logic is: indie game mostly face serious gamers (people who spend a significant hours of their week playing games), there are certain special requirements fr…