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The Hidden Cost of Touchscreens
"Serious interfaces — those that are repeatedly used by a knowledgeable professional and/or in potentially hazardous situations, should not be touchscreen based. If a touchscreen must be used, it should be embedded alongside a set of fixed, physical buttons that support muscle memory and single actions."
userinterface  designthinking  userexperience  analog  car  automotive  physicalinterface  interface 
may 2018 by garrettc
RESTful API Designing guidelines — The best practices
"The API is an interface, through which many developers interact with the data. A good designed API is always very easy to use and makes the developer’s life very smooth. API is the GUI for developers, if it is confusing or not verbose, then the developer will start finding the alternatives or stop using it."
api  restful  interface  programming 
april 2018 by garrettc
Creating usability with motion
'The following manifesto represents my answer to the question — “As a UX or UI, designer, how do I know when and where to implement motion to support usability?”'
animation  motion  webdesign  userexperience  interface 
july 2017 by garrettc
Sequelitis - Mega Man Classic vs. Mega Man X
There is something to be learned about interface design and user experience from old classic games.
game  userexperience  interface  webdesign 
june 2012 by garrettc
Principles of User Interface Design
Joshua Porter publishes the 20 principles he refers to most often.
webdesign  userinterface  userexperience  interface  principles  wdcsintranet 
may 2012 by garrettc
Crafting Subtle & Realistic User Interfaces
Aimed towards iOS development, but has some useful tips for web interfaces too.
design  interface  webdesign  userinterface 
march 2011 by garrettc
Why Hover Menus Do Users More Harm Than Good
Even as a 'professional' level user I find hover menus annoy the crap out of me.
userexperience  interface  userinterface  menu  navigation  research 
march 2011 by garrettc
How Do You Reinvent Something as Common as the Padlock?
An interview with one of the designers behind the worlds first "directional" combination lock (think computer game joystick instead of numbers).
design  lock  interface  invention  inspiration 
january 2011 by garrettc
Analysing a Touch-to-Desktop UI port using Fitts’s Law: Reeder for Mac Beta | Daniel Kennett
"For all you know, the starting point for the click operation is the user’s backside from scratching their ass." - Quoted for laughs.
ios  interface  apple  development  userexperience  osx 
december 2010 by garrettc
Sketchboards
Low-fi technique that makes it possible for designers to explore and evaluate a range of interaction concepts while involving both business and technology partners.
wireframes  process  interface  sketching  prototype  exploration  informationarchitecture  webdevelopment  wdcs  wdcsintranet 
november 2010 by garrettc
Gestures
Discoverability in gestures interfaces. Problems and solutions.
userexperience  userinterface  gesture  ios  interface  interaction 
may 2010 by garrettc
The Evolution of the Interface
'In 1985, after a year of finding that pretty but unlabelled icons confused customers, the Apple human interface group took on the motto "A word is worth a thousand pictures."'
apple  usability  interface  userexperience  history  userinterface 
may 2010 by garrettc
Magic Ink: Information Software and the Graphical Interface
"For a majority subset of software, called “information software,” I argue that interactivity is actually a curse for users and a crutch for designers, and users’ goals can be better satisfied through other means."
design  usability  interface  software  programming 
april 2010 by garrettc
Designing for iPad: Reality Check
Good insights about what is/isn't working in ipad design. The book metaphors (scrolling in page!) look horrible:
ipad  design  userinterface  interface  touchscreen  touch  userexperience  metaphor 
april 2010 by garrettc
Prefab
Modifying interfaces via pixel-based reverse engineering and then adding enhancements such as sticky icons and phosphor.
gui  programming  hci  research  interface  usability 
april 2010 by garrettc
Coding Horror: The Opposite of Fitts' Law
What to do with UI elements we don't want users to click on?
usability  userinterface  hci  webdesign  interface  interaction 
march 2010 by garrettc
Well-Placed Pixels
A visual record of beautiful software
design  inspiration  software  interface 
march 2010 by garrettc
iPad Application Design
Matt Legend Gemmell on iPad application design
ipad  design  userinterface  usability  iphone  touchscreen  touch  interface  apple 
march 2010 by garrettc
Gesturcons
An icon language to describe natural user interface gestures by Ron George
multitouch  interface  userinterface  touch  touchscreen  symbolism  icon  gesture 
march 2010 by garrettc
Meat stylus for the iPhone
Sales of CJ Corporation's snack sausages are on the increase in South Korea because of the cold weather; they are useful as a meat stylus for those who don't want to take off their gloves to use their iPhones.
iphone  culture  funny  interface  ipod  southkorea 
february 2010 by garrettc
Times Skimmer by The New York Times
Alternate way of browsing NYT content. Good use of layout and @font-face
news  nytimes  design  interface  html5  css3  userinterface  inspiration 
december 2009 by garrettc
Providing Dynamically Changeable Physical Buttons on a Visual Display
Combining pneumatics and back projection to create dynamic tactile interfaces
hci  technology  interface  design 
july 2009 by garrettc
Search User Interfaces
Full text of the book available online for free.
search  usability  book  interface  userinterface  userexperience  ebook 
july 2009 by garrettc
Old News about Icons
"While icon images are learned, icon positions are learned faster. People remember a function by where it lives in 2D space more than by what the art is."
usability  interface  userinterface  navigation  icon 
june 2009 by garrettc
Ready For a Multi-Touch Web?
The new interface paradigms we may have to deal with in a multi-touch world.
technology  trends  usability  userexperience  userinterface  multitouch  interface 
june 2009 by garrettc
3D Glasses: Virtual Reality, Meet the iPhone
With iPhone 3.0 allowing developers access to the 30 pin connector, the world of augmented reality (both overlay and immersive applications) is going to explode.
iphone  mobile  technology  future  interface  userinterface  augmentedreality 
june 2009 by garrettc
The Magic Behind Amazon's 2.7 Billion Dollar Question
The origin and utility of the "Was this review helpful to you" question on Amazon reviews.
amazon  usability  webdesign  interface  ecommerce  rating  usertesting 
march 2009 by garrettc
Prezi
Closed beta for building web based non-linear zoomable presentations.
interface  presentation  application  demo  showandtell  zooming  torchbox  torchboxshowandtell 
march 2009 by garrettc
Gems of Unnoticed Problems
How Oxo designed a better measuring jug.
usability  design  interface  video  towatch 
february 2009 by garrettc
Cooper Journal: One free interaction
'"One free interaction" is a prospective design pattern that gives software and hardware a more humane feel. It exists outside of task flows and the concept of users as task-doers.'
userexperience  userinterface  design  interface  iphone  interaction  patterns 
february 2009 by garrettc
Oblong g-speak spatial operating environment
Amazing demo video of a Minority Report style user interface.
interface  data  3d  userinterface  spatial  demo  video 
november 2008 by garrettc
Users Fix Parking Ticket Machine Interface Themselves
Crowd sourced UI engineering. Why do these things have such a terrible interface?!
usability  process  interface  design  userexperience  userinterface  usercentereddesign 
november 2008 by garrettc
Why Japan User Interface Is Not Zen: Why Zen Software Design Does Not Come From Japan
Interesting look into the mobile market in Japan and the effect that has on UI development.
technology  mobile  japan  interface  design  userinterface  userexperience 
october 2008 by garrettc
Modista
Shopping interface where you browse by similarity. Very intuitive and gets close to the feel of browsing in a real life shop.
visual  usability  shopping  shop  search  interface  innovation  userexperience  userinterface 
october 2008 by garrettc
REST Anti-Patterns
"...typical examples of attempted RESTful HTTP usage that create problems and show that someone has attempted, but failed, to adopt REST ideas."
architecture  development  documentation  howto  http  information  interface  programming  reference  rest  url  webservices  patterns  tips  restful 
july 2008 by garrettc
Flickr Collection: Design Patterns
"This collection captures findings of consistent, unique or interesting interfaces and design flows from across the web."
design  development  elements  examples  flickr  gallery  graphics  gui  guidelines  ideas  images  interaction  interface  patterns  reference  research  resource  showcase  usability  userexperience  useful  inspiration 
june 2008 by garrettc
Virtual Tour of Oxford
A great collection of Quicktime panoramas of this damn beautiful city I call home.
guide  interface  oxford  tour  interactive  flash  quicktime  maps 
december 2007 by garrettc
Visualizing Fitts’s Law
The clearest explanation I've seen of this key part of the user experience.
article  design  userexperience  theory  interface  law  reference  resource  software  science  interaction  hci  gui  usability  webdevelopment 
october 2007 by garrettc
How to be an Empathic Web Designer
"Part of being a web designer is trying to understand and make sense of how people are using your design. Therefore, being empathic, or having the ability to share and understand the feelings of another, is a valuable trait to have."
design  interface  philosophy  userexperience  webdevelopment 
september 2007 by garrettc
11 usability principles for CMS products
"The functionality of the content management system (CMS) is obviously a key deciding factor when purchasing a new product. Equally important is the usability of the CMS."
cms  content  design  guidelines  hci  interface  management  reference  usability  webdevelopment 
august 2007 by garrettc
Human-to-Human Design
A good website is built on two basic truths—that the internet is an interactive medium and that the end user is in fact human.
article  business  branding  community  design  interface  usability  marketing  psychology  strategy  webdevelopment 
july 2007 by garrettc
iPhone Native Looking Skin
Make your web apps look like native iPhone apps
apple  code  css  design  iphone  interface  mac  javascript  userexperience  webdevelopment 
july 2007 by garrettc
30 Great Website Designs (Part1)
I wouldn't say all 30 are great, there are some stinkers in here, but on the whole it's a nice and inspirational collection.
cool  gallery  ideas  inspiration  interface  layout  reference  design  css  webstandards 
june 2007 by garrettc
Dynamic Help in Web Forms
Different ways to present inline help to users filling in forms. Contains a couple of interesting techniques I'd not come across before.
accessibility  bestpractice  code  design  documentation  forms  interaction  interface  usability  help  webdevelopment  userinterface 
may 2007 by garrettc
Content-aware scrolling
Very interesting demo of multicolumn scrolling widget.
userexperience  userinterface  interface  interaction  hci 
april 2007 by garrettc
The Page Paradigm
"In my nine years of working on the Web's user experience, a lot has changed online - but one thing that hasn't changed much is the way that users navigate websites." - Mark Hurst
hci  informationarchitecture  interaction  interface  layout  navigation  research  userinterface  usability  webdevelopment 
march 2007 by garrettc
Writing and Sizing Twitter
Khoi Vinh writes an interesting piece on of how Twitter and Twitterific's UI changed how he related to the system
design  ideas  interface  status  twitter  interesting  userexperience  userinterface  tools 
february 2007 by garrettc
TagMaps - World Explorer
From Yahoo! Research Berkeley. Overlaying geotagged images from flickr onto a map to aid exploration.
flickr  folksonomy  geography  geotagging  gis  gps  images  interface  internet  photo  photography  research  search  tagging  technology  maps 
january 2007 by garrettc
Andy Budd::Blogography: Heuristics for Modern Web Application Development
Heuristic evaluation is a technique that involves analysing the usability of a website against a set of general usability precepts.
application  design  hci  interface  testing  usability  heuristics  webdevelopment 
january 2007 by garrettc
Jeff Han - Touch Screen
Includes a new demo video showing more features of the touch screen tech demo'd at TED
article  cool  future  interface  interaction  science  technology  video  visualisation  touchscreen  HCI 
january 2007 by garrettc
Interface elements for jQuery
a collection of rich interface components which utilizes the lightweight JavaScript library jQuery
ajax  animation  code  design  dhtml  drupal  framework  gui  interface  javascript  library  opensource  plugin  scripting  userexperience  userinterface  jquery  webdevelopment  tools 
january 2007 by garrettc
flickrInspector
Learn all sorts of interesting things about your flickr account and photos, including if they're being used anywhere else
analysis  api  community  data  flickr  geek  information  interesting  interface  metrics  social  visualisation  useful  flickrinspector  photo  photography  tips  tools  hacks 
october 2006 by garrettc
History of the Button
"Tracing the history of interaction design through the history of the button, from flashlights to websites and beyond."
culture  design  gui  hci  history  interaction  interface  research  resource  software  technology  toys  usability  userexperience  userinterface  computer 
september 2006 by garrettc
I/O Brush
I remember seeing this a little while ago and forgot to save the link. Very very cool, the world as a palette.
art  camera  cool  design  digital  drawing  education  entertainment  fun  gadget  graphics  hci  ideas  inspiration  interaction  interesting  interface  media  multimedia  painting  projects  research  scanner  science  software  mit  video  visual  visualisation  textures  technology  userinterface  computer  colour  tools  hacks 
august 2006 by garrettc
User Interface Design - Taking the Good with the Bad
The key to any successful marriage is compromise. While things may not always go the way you want them to, in the end, coming to an agreement helps you to achieve a greater good. The same holds true for user interface (UI) design. After all, what else is
design  graphics  interface  reference  tutorial  userexperience  userinterface  webdevelopment  tips 
july 2006 by garrettc
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