Remember when people said that consoles were dead, and that Nintendo’s only chance for survival (and probably Apple’s only chance to get really good high-budget games on iOS) would be for Nintendo to make iPhone games ? Well, Nintendo’s new console is doing really well ,[^ps4] their good iOS game «disappointed» …

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Written by - - Aggregated on Saturday December 30, 2017


Jon wrote: NINTENDO SWITCH. Discuss. Lukas wrote: With games like Splatoon, Zelda, and that new amazing looking Mario, it"™s going to do better than the Wii U, but it really feels like Nintendo is snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. They don"™t seem to understand what makes Nintendo consoles both …

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Written by - - Aggregated on Sunday October 23, 2016


Of course, just days after I point out that Nintendo has been consistently profitable for a while, they post a loss . Just my luck. It should be noted, though, that this is not indicative of a problem with the console market as a whole. The PS4 and Xbox One are still outselling their predecessors, with the PS4 …

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Written by - - Aggregated on Wednesday July 27, 2016

Pokémon GO

John Gruber : I"™ve been advocating for Nintendo to fully commit to making games for mobile since 2013 (parts one and two). I just re-read both pieces and they both hold up really well. I hate to say it (OK, I love to say it), but it looks like I was right. That kind of remains to be seen. Pokémon GO …

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Written by - - Aggregated on Wednesday July 13, 2016

Input Masks: Violating User Expectations

When designing forms, there’s a pretty deep chasm between the needs of the developer, and the needs of the user. Developers want structured, normalized data. Users want to enter data in whatever format suits them best. Forcing people to enter structured data causes usability problems. What do you mean, it’s …

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Written by - - Aggregated on Tuesday June 28, 2016

Designed for Use, Second Edition

For the last months, I’ve been working on an updated version of Designed for Use. It’s now available! Among many others, the second edition includes the following amazing changes: Four totally new, never before seen chapters ,[^contrary] bringing the total from 35 to 40![^forty] Fixed all of the …

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Written by - - Aggregated on Tuesday May 17, 2016

The New Nintendo

Wiim : Samurais had only just been abolished when Nintendo started doing business. Nintendo has always been on its own track. And now that"™s changing. (…) Take your Zelda and NX announcements, discuss them all day if you have to, but the most monumental announcement is the birth of a Nintendo …

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Written by - - Aggregated on Sunday May 1, 2016

Designing for the Edge Cases

Ash Huang : Product design is all about edge cases. It"™s trying to figure out how users will break your system, and doing your best to anticipate that. It"™s helping humans be better humans and keeping them from falling through cracks. If you require a short url to link to this article, please use …

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Written by - - Aggregated on Friday April 29, 2016

Why Steve Jobs Killed the Newton

Steve Jobs, via Egg Freckles : Focusing is saying yes, right? No. Focusing is about saying no. You"™ve got to say, no, no, no. The result of that focus is going to be some really great products where the total is much greater than the sum of the parts. I think that most companies can"™t be successful …

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Written by - - Aggregated on Sunday April 24, 2016