Asanka Herath

Why I Hate Carousels

  • Don’t use carousels in your UI.
  • Instead, if you must stick content into little cards, let the horionztal layout wrap to additional lines.
  • If you end up with too many horizontal lines of content, then you definitely have too many items that can be accessed via a horizontally panning UI. You need a different UI altogether.

#Usability #Engineering

Inclusion/Equity and Evaluating Negatives

Evaluating properties like inclusion and equity of products can’t be done through exhaustive enumeration of product outcomes. Instead we will need to increasingly rely on the controls that we place how we construct the products.

#Engineering #Inclusion and Equity

Happy New Year 2024 and Year in Review 2023

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Thirteen Years

Some reflections from thirteen years at Google.

#Career #Culture #Organizations

Pillars And Governance Structures

#Culture #Career #Organizations

A Good API: g9

Adding more knobs doesn’t make your API more powerful.

#Engineering

The Point of a Strategy

The only useful strategy is one that reduces risks.

#Career #Engineering

Just Enough Technical Debt

Zero technical debt isn’t always the answer.

#Engineering

Code As UI: The UX of config-as-code and everything-as-code

Configuration-as-code has the same usability issues as everything else as code along with the same benefits.

#engineering

Promise Fatigue

Setting low but realistic expectations is better than setting high but unrealistic ones.

#Culture #Career