Google + My Thoughts

This past month Google launched the much anticipated Google+, the social networking site that is said to finally be competition for Facebook.  As with most Google products Google+ is currently invite-only during this initial launch.  Like most people who are into this sort of thing I was (impatiently) awaiting an invitation.  Saturday morning I finally… Read more »

Are We Cheating Ourselves?

We downloaded an Apple app on our home computer last night. Walking from the kitchen to the office, I glanced at our newly installed program on the screen and did a double-take. The screen looked like a children’s book!\n \nChildren’s books have big shapes, are basic, friendly, and colorful. The ultra-simple usability movement, heralded by… Read more »

I like big icons… Am I getting old?

So recently Sasha (my better half) and I disconnected our television service. We now have what he lovingly calls a “media center” – a big screen television hooked up to a computer where we keep our movies, photos, files and connect to the Internet. At home this Monday night, I noticed [that to help our visibility] he had changed our “media center’s” settings so that all of the icons and type on the screen were HUGE.\n\nGuess what? I loved it!! I suddenly thought to myself…’Wait a second… super large icons and type are usually recommended for elderly users… Am I getting old?’