For those people who bring their own lunchbox and chopsticks, do you find it annoying when the chopsticks rock inside the box and create some noise while you’re walking? This chopstick box will make you less embarrassed by holding the chopsticks firmly so they won’t rock inside the box.
There’s always something to improve even in the most mundane object.
「微文明」strict translation is “Micro Civilized”.
Probably came from the popular word “微博” (microblogging) and “微信” (micro messaging / Tencent WeChat). Maybe they’re trying to emphasis that you only need to do a little to make yourself more civilized.
1. 出行不扔垃圾: don’t throw garbage on the street
2. 上網不說脏話: don’t use dirty language on the internet
3. 用餐不剩飯菜: don’t leave food after meal
4. 過街不闖紅燈: don’t cross the road when the traffic light is red
5. 旅遊不煞風景: don’t be disturbing to others when travelling
Taken from Foshan, China.
I like IKEA’s simplistic symbols that visualize some of the common instruction of their products. However not every symbol is immediately understandable. Here are a couple signs that they put in the store to show you what the symbols mean.
1. Symbols for candle products
2. Symbols for cookware
The trash can is really close to the table. It doesn’t hurt to throw your garbage away before you leave.
By the way, you are really making a mess here like a toddler. Even if you don’t want to throw your garbage away, at least tidy it up a little bit before you go.
You won’t taking away the job of the staff by cleaning up. You’re making their job easier, making them happier thus give you a better service.
In my previous post “Speak Your Mind With Stickers“, I talked about using sticker in social network messaging, and compared a few popular social apps including LINE, WeChat, Facebook and Path.
Fun and useful as it’s proven to be, I find the current sticker input UI design no longer efficient enough as more and more stickers are added to my library.
I want to propose a new design with following goals:
- the new design should let you pick a sticker as quickly as possible, without you to memorize the grouping and pre-defined order of the stickers.
- it should take advantage of the high-resolution screen of newer smartphones.
- When you enter the sticker input mode, there is not need to keep the current conversation in view, thus it’s okay to use full screen to show as much sticker icons as possible.
- Encourage user to buy stickers! (possibility to embed banners)
Here’s the flow of my new design:
- Screen 1: when entering the sticker input mode, the whole modal view will rise from the bottom and take up the whole screen.
All stickers are presented in a table view. Sticker groups are combined into one big list, so basically you can scroll through all stickers up and down.
- Screen 2: the default zoom level shows 4 icons in a row, but you can expand/pinch with 2 fingers to zoom in and out. (this is not very discoverable tho)
- Screen 3: tapping the upper left button in navigation bar will bring you up one level to the “Groups” view. You can see all sticker groups.
It’s possible to add banners at the top to promote featured stickers.
- Screen 4: tapping the [Edit] to enter the reordering mode.
Full size mockup screens: