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No to NoUI – Timo Arnall
On the reasons for/against an 'invisible interface'
computer  design  interface  visibility  ux  usability 
march 2013 by tsuomela
Marx, Anarchism, and Web Standards - Literate Programming
"This tendency means that most language that's specific to a domain will generally trend towards the usable at the expense of the learnable. The impact this has on individuals new to the domain, however, is that of a wall. An impediment. Overcoming this obstacle requires a bit of good faith on the part of the beginner
language  learning  usability  expertise  community  community-of-practice  anarchism  marxism  standards  jargon 
february 2012 by tsuomela
Web Interface Design
"Interface design encompasses three distinct, but related constructs--usability, visualization, and functionality (Vertelney, Arent,
interface  design  web-design  computers  information-science  information-architecture  usability  visualization  functional  access 
february 2012 by tsuomela
"User Interface Design patterns are recurring solutions that solve common design problems. Design patterns are standard reference points for the experienced user interface designer. "
design  computers  ux  user  usability  web-development  web-design  patterns  interface  reference 
february 2012 by tsuomela
Welcome | Usability Body of Knowledge
The Usability Body of Knowledge (BoK) project is dedicated to creating a living reference that represents the collective knowledge of the usability profession. Preliminary work has started, but there is more to do. This website introduces the subject areas that will eventually be included in the Usability Body of Knowledge and a preview of what to come.
reference  usability  handbook  design  methods  standards  hci  ux  resources 
october 2010 by tsuomela
iPad and Kindle Reading Speeds (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
A study of people reading long-form text on tablets finds higher reading speeds than in the past, but they're still slower than reading print
reading  ipad  usability 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Readability - An Arc90 Lab Experiment
Readability is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you're reading.
tools  reading  usability  web  browser  typography  design  readability  plugin  bookmarklet 
february 2010 by tsuomela
Don Norman's / When Security Gets in the Way
The numerous incidents of defeating security measures prompts my cynical slogan: The more secure you make something, the less secure it becomes. Why? Because when security gets in the way, sensible, well-meaning, dedicated people develop hacks and workarounds that defeat the security.
security  technology  computer  usability  design  risk 
august 2009 by tsuomela
JISC national e-books observatory project » Home
The national e-books observatory project is about exploring impacts, observing behaviours and developing new models to stimulate the e-books market, and to do all this in a managed environment.
e-books  publishing  books  research  usability 
july 2009 by tsuomela
TOC - Proceeding of the 2008 ACM workshop on Research advances in large digital book repositories
Conference on Information and Knowledge Management -
Proceeding of the 2008 ACM workshop on Research advances in large digital book repositories
e-books  publishing  hci  usability  design 
july 2009 by tsuomela
/Message: A Social Interaction Design Primer
I segment users according to three types of interest: Self Interest, Other Interest, and Relational Interest. This comes from contemporary sociology and psychology, and goes roughly like this:

Self-interested users act from a position of Self
Other-interested users react to an Other (user)
Relationally-interested users interact through social activity
social-entrepreneur  social-media  sociology  usability  design  business 
october 2008 by tsuomela
Architectures of Control :: Architectures of Control | Design with Intent
Welcome to Design with Intent

How do people use products, systems and environments? How can designers influence interaction? How can we design for sustainable behaviour?
weblog-individual  design  information-architecture  information-use  usability 
june 2008 by tsuomela

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