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You probably know this error message from youtube:

youtube message: video unavailable

youtube: Video unavailable

It is the plain an honest message that a certain video has been switched off for the audience. Nothing more. And that’s a severe user experience issue if you consider that UX is the sum of the stimuli before, during and after the use of a product or service. In this specific case I haven’t even finish watching the recording of an online conference! ––– What does it mean for the UX?? It is a dead end. There is no link available to the profile to follow up with the event organizers or to subscribe or to become a loyal and paying customer.

There is no happy end to this story. I just wanted to share the UX issue with you.


// Original: Video unavailable @mprove CC-BY-NC-4.0 Matthias | mprove.net | @mprove | Musings & Ponderings

Chronoscope World 2.9 @chronohh

Liebe Zeitreisenden,

am 29.2.2021 ist der Release-Tag des Chronoscope World 2.9. Genau so wenig, wie der Tag existiert, gibt es ja echte Launches bei kontinuierlichen Builds und ständigen Verbesserungen. So sei nun also offiziell v2.9 gestartet! Hurra!

Chronoscope Hamburg als Tipp des NDR /via ChronoTV

Wie hier der NDR freundlich berichtet, ist der Kern des Chronoscope World das Chronoscope Hamburg mit inzwischen über 150 ausgerichteten Karten zur Stadtgeschichte. Weltweit sind es über 2.100 alte Landkarten, die man im Detail studieren und mit der heutigen Ansicht vergleichen kann.

Die Informationsarchitektur, das Interface und die Usability der historischen Kartenanwendung stellen eine besondere Herausforderung dar, die in zukünftigen Posts behandeln werden. Stichwort: #geoixd für geo interaction design.

Die neuen Funktionen des Chronoscope 2.9  seien aber bereits hier im Tutorial erklärt.

/enjoy, Matthias


// Original: Chronoscope World 2.9 @chronohh CC-BY-NC-4.0 Matthias | mprove.net | @mprove | Musings & Ponderings

Beethoven 9 by Amphio (app acquired from Touch Press) contains…





Beethoven 9 by Amphio (app acquired from Touch Press) contains four different complete recordings of Beethoven’s 9th smyphony, the complete video with Bernstein, an interactive score, informative comments in sync with the music, busy musicians as pulsing dots, and lots of video interviews. You can even switch between the interpretations at any time to hear the different orchestras! This is marvelous and designed with so much passion and deep understanding.
As a side note, the executive producer Max Whitby is also the director of Hyperland – a 1990 BBC documentary with Douglas Adams and Ted Nelson. Watch minute 18 to see the grand grand grandpa of Touch Press’ app.

From Touch Press’ Blog:

Beethoven 9

Scrollbars und Lesedauer

Es war einmal… Damals gab es noch Scrollbars.
Unter dem Primat des Smartphone-Swipe-Designs sind sie aber leider fast völlig verschwunden. Dabei dienten sie doch, als man sie noch optisch wahrnehmen konnte, einem sehr wichtigen Zweck: Sie zeigten an, wo man sich auf der Seite befand; eine nicht unwesentliche Information, wenn der Text oder die Daten nicht in den Fensterausschnitt passten. Proportionale Scrollbars vermittelten außerdem die Information, wieviel Inhalt im Vergleich zum aktuell sichtbaren Ausschnitt verborgen war.
Es war einmal… besser.
Die Zeiten sind vorbei.

Einige Online-Zeitungen und Blogs geben nun die Lesedauer an. Ich frage mich dabei immer, woher sie wissen wollen, wie schnell ich lese. Steckt da eine LogFile-Analyse dahinter? Oder gar mein persönliches Leseverhalten auf dem Portal? Mein Verständnis –aka mein Mentales Modell– hat Lücken.

Als besonders Highlight ist mir gerade der rote Fortschrittsbalken am oberen Fensterrand des KATAPULT-Magazins aufgefallen.

Ein roter Balken informiert über den Lesefortschritt auf der Seite.

Ein roter Balken informiert über den Lesefortschritt auf der Seite. /via

Hier ein Beispiel: https://katapult-magazin.de/de/artikel/artikel/fulltext/wie-katapult-die-realitaet-verzerrt/

subtil – elegant – verständlich – sinnvoll

Von solch gelungenen Experimenten und Designs sollte es mehr geben. Vielleicht tragen meine Zeilen ja auch dazu bei, dass sich ein Interaction-Pattern etabliert.

Danke, das Lesen dieses Betrags hat weniger als 1 Minute gedauert.


// Original: Scrollbars und Lesedauer CC-BY-NC-4.0 Matthias | mprove.net | @mprove | Musings & Ponderings

Pixaloop. Once in a while you find a gem. Pixaloop offers a…



Pixaloop. Once in a while you find a gem. Pixaloop offers a clever way to add mesmerising animations to photos and paintings. The example above shows how Westminster in the Moonlight by John Atkinson Grimshaw (1880) can be turned into a moody loop with the flowing river Thames and drifting clouds. The animation is defined by the combination of vector strokes and fix points that do not move at all.

Some more examples and experiments by myself on twitter: Strong WindsVenus and Aeneas | red mural girl | Borsig Berlin | Helgoland  

The basic version is free. A subscription offers even more features like rotating spiral areas. But the fee is  is quite high.

Pixaloop Home | Pixaloop App 

Artivive. Well, what’s going on here? This is a screenshot…



Artivive. Well, what’s going on here? This is a screenshot of Artivive, while augmenting the reality as displayed on my computer screen – showing a photo of a painting by Paul Delvaux at Albertina in Vienna. Of course, the original intent is to use your mobile phone or tablet while exploring the museum. Surprising - fun - interactive – if the piece of art has been prepared to be animated with Artivive.

Artivive Home | Artivive App

Artivive. Well, what’s going on here? This is a screenshot…



Artivive. Well, what’s going on here? This is a screenshot of Artivive, while augmenting the reality as displayed on my computer screen – showing a photo of a painting by Paul Delvaux at Albertina in Vienna. Of course, the original intent is to use your mobile phone or tablet while exploring the museum. Surprising - fun - interactive – if the piece of art has been prepared to be animated with Artivive.

Artivive Home | Artivive App

21st Century Design by Don Norman

Don Norman at interaction19

“… solving the right problems and iteration and always think of this as a large system, and making sure we solve the true underlying problems and not just the symptoms.” /21st Century Design by Don NormanInteraction19 videos


// Original: 21st Century Design by Don Norman CC-BY-NC-4.0 Matthias | mprove.net | @mprove | Musings & Ponderings

How to create a very special and unique login screen:1) Launch a…









How to create a very special and unique login screen:

1) Launch a space station /phew, this is done.
2) Tune into the live video feed – for instance at ISS Webcam
3) Get the upper video into full screen and landscape mode.
4) Gaze in awe until you fall in love with the current view.
5) Take a screenshot and use it as your lock screen wallpaper. 

6) As a kicker, you can follow TheRealBuzz and wait until he shows up on your screen in space. Epic!

How to create a very special and unique login screen:1) Launch a…









How to create a very special and unique login screen:

1) Launch a space station /phew, this is done.
2) Tune into the live video feed – for instance at ISS Webcam
3) Get the upper video into full screen and landscape mode.
4) Gaze in awe until you fall in love with the current view.
5) Take a screenshot and use it as your lock screen wallpaper. 

6) As a kicker, you can follow TheRealBuzz and wait until he shows up on your screen in space. Epic!