Consider making a program for people, not a program for a computer. I don’t want a new app to help me do work; I want different ways to think about work so I can get more done.
No more digital distractions.
Only 20 percent of the readership of the English-language Wikipedia comes via mobile devices, a figure substantially lower than the percentage of mobile traffic for other media sites, many of which approach 50 percent. And the shift to mobile editing has lagged even more.
The concern in the Wikipedia movement and among people who study it is that smartphones and tablets are designed for “consumer behavior” rather than “creative behavior.” In other words, mobile users are much more likely to read a Wikipedia article than improve it.
It’s more difficult to edit on a smaller screen but not impossible. That’s what apps are for. That’s what blank screens are for, to inspire creativity.
I’ve been doing more and more on my Smartphone and I expect it to be just as optimal as a desktop. But do they?
Keep forgetting your mother’s cell phone number? Don’t worry. You’re not alone. In this New Tech City interview, Columbia University Psychology professor Betsy Sparrow explains why it’s so hard to remember things in the digital age and what you can do about it.
Even with a second brain, we’re overloaded. At the end of the day, creativity > less memory.
Fonts impact the reading experience, especially on computers:
“The researchers concluded that well-designed reading environments don’t necessarily help you understand what you’re reading better, but they do make you feel good, causing you to feel inspired and more likely to take action.”
While it feels good to read line after line it feels best to read strong writing.
“Write well first. Design well second.”