Keyboards, Controllers and MapleStory UI

Heuristic Evaluation of MapleStory UI Assessment based on established human factors and design principles. High Priority Selecting [Help Guide] inside the Menu category redirects the player immediately to the website. Users should be properly warned when they are going to be redirected outside of the game. Functionality Issue/Bug – Continue reading Keyboards, Controllers and MapleStory UI

Ten things we know to be true – Google

[Original Source – https://www.google.com/about/company/philosophy/ . This link is redirecting. I posted the original here to work as reference to an article I wrote] We first wrote these “10 things” when Google was just a few years old. From time to time we revisit this list to see if it still Continue reading Ten things we know to be true – Google

Rise of the Tomb Raider 2016

I’ve been playing an array of games in the last 4 months. Games like Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Mad Max, Black Ops III, and Metal Gear Solid V. None of them have reached the level of synchronicity and immersion that I like in a game. Then I started playing Continue reading Rise of the Tomb Raider 2016

Windows 8: A learning experience

I’ve been using Windows 8 for two months. Everything that I learn about Windows new OS is by personal experience using my laptop or by searching the web when frustrations become anger. Yes, it’s entertaining. I like learning new tricks but there’s so much to learn and that’s not necessarily a Continue reading Windows 8: A learning experience

How to deal with Windows 8 (on a PC).

laptop windows 8

How to deal with Windows 8 (on a PC). After much thought, I did the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8. I read articles stating that the whole Metro UI is a horrible nightmare. On the other hand, I also read about the Windows Store and the Continue reading How to deal with Windows 8 (on a PC).

Annual Events in Online Communities

Recent visit to Disneyland

Disney’s Halloween event, Haunted Happenings in Salem, friends gathering for a scary night, and kids trick-or-treating around the neighborhood… What’s the common denominator? Halloween is an annual event that compels many people to visit certain places, meet other people, and do things they don’t usually do. Annual events Continue reading Annual Events in Online Communities

Facebook UX

FBcomic 01 Sometimes adding someone on Facebook isn’t as easy as typing Mary Williams. Of course, without considering the amount of Mary Williams registered. However, how cool would it be for Facebook to include a code (QR code) that links to the users’ profile? I quick scan with a profile Continue reading Facebook UX

Maple Story: The AFK community

After more than 20 interviews with players and more than a few months playing the game, I found out that MapleStory wasn’t interested in User experience design. It seems like they just wanted to find new ways to make money with what they already had. I get that Continue reading Maple Story: The AFK community