Carmel Hassan UX & Product Designer


Getting Simple with a CMS

GetSimple really is the simplest content management system (CMS) ever. After seeing so many people amazed by Kirby – a licensed file-based CMS – I started looking for something at least comparable but open-source, and here is GetSimple. I’ve been atracted by its two first principles and its admin front-end: XML Based We don’t use mySQL to store our information, but instead depend the...

UX in Spain

UX Spain – the first event about User Experience in our country – has been successfully celebrated this week with a pretty high number of attendees, almost 400. We’ve had the opportunity to meet, know, share and discuss hot topics that concerns to our profession at every level and with a very varied kind of people. Now that we’re back having our minds in the next #UXSP, we all seems...

Is Microsoft Common User Interface ended?

Is Microsoft Common User Interface ended? MSCUI provides User Interface Design Guidance and Toolkit controls that address a wide range of patient safety issues faced by healthcare organizations worldwide. However, in the last months we haven’t received any new a part from their Clinical Documentation Solution. Does it mean it’s over? Despite the ambition of providing a definitive CUI, Microsoft...

Designing and developing HTML5+CSS3 webistes and mobile apps

In my previous post “CSS3 Tools» we saw I few well-known websites which provides frameworks and tools to start with CSS3. Here, I’d like to complete and extend that list with more useful frameworks, libraries and other assets to play with the new version of the html markup. Applications Visual Web Developer 2010 Express Dreamweaver CS5.5 (Dreamweaver Mobile Center) Adobe Edge Maqetta Aptana...

CSS3 Tools

Digging into web and gathering recommendations, I’ve created this post with a set of tools for CSS themer who wants to develop with the latest version of cascade style sheets CSS3. Hope you find them useful, too. Modernizr Open-source JavaScript library that helps you build the next generation of HTML5 and CSS3-powered websites. Selectivzr JavaScript utility that emulates CSS3 pseudo-classes and...

Should the Software Industry learn from other fields?

I’ll share with you an interesting reflection found in the book “Prototyping” by Todd Zaki Warfel regarding why we don’t expect prototyping as stage in the process in software development, regardeless the myth of the “return of investment”: I think the first reason is that in software development, the emphasis is often placed on the development process and not the design process. The industry...

Conferencia Hispana de Ruby on Rails 2006

25 de Noviembre, estación norte, Madrid, 19:33 pm, hemos perdido el autobús de Granada para las 19:00 y eso que nos fuimos corriendo de la primera conferencia Rails en España. Ya sólo nos queda aguantar el tipo hasta las 23h (¿nos estaremos perdiendo lo mejor?). Entramos en la cafetería, sacamos libros y libretas, comentamos algunos proyectos empresariales que proponerle a la Junta (todo a su...

Carmel Hassan UX & Product Designer

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I'm UX/Product Designer at Ebury. I have a chaotic side project called Cinefilica and founded the most interesting tech community in Málaga: Yes We Tech. I enjoy writing random thoughts on UX, Design, Technology and Society. Something I should know? Comment on my blog, Twitter or email me to



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