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30 Jan 2007 - 7:32am
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8 years ago
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Marc specht
2007

mobile interface design guidelines

Hi all,

For one of my project i have to design interface for handheld devices. Does
anyone can point me to a good BOOK and any other literature which could help
me in knowing the guidelines or more importantly patterns of application
design for mobile devices.

Also do any one know any particular studies where people qunatify these
guidelines and standards and generated user interfaces for different mobile
devices automatically?

thanks a lot!

\marc

10 Feb 2008 - 1:08am
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7 years ago
65 replies
Charlie Kreitzberg
2008

Thoughts on Alan Cooper's Keynote

When Alan Cooper delivered the opening keynote at Interactions08 this
morning, I was once again struck by how sensible his view is. As I
understood his core argument, it was:

1. We know that the best interactive products are not the first to
market but the ones that have the best quality design.

2. Business managers often fail to understand this because they do not
know how to manage "creatives" among whom he numbers both interaction
designers and programmers.

3. The typical business approach is to develop requirements and then
build the product.

4 Jan 2009 - 1:43pm
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6 years ago
58 replies
Dan Saffer
2003

Strategic Interaction Design

I'm starting a revision of my book Designing for Interaction.

<http://www.designingforinteraction.com>

In the second edition, I'd like to include a chapter on Strategy, that
is: how to decide WHAT should be designed and WHY.

So when I ask, what should interaction designers know about strategy?
You respond...

28 Nov 2007 - 9:39pm
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7 years ago
4 replies
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

design patterns for list sorting and filtering

Hi,

I'm working on a project where users will have potentially large lists
of items, sometimes personal collections, sometimes search results.
Each item in the list will have a number of fields, but not always
displayed in discreet columns, some of the data will be merged into
sentence form and some in shared columns.

I want users to be able to sort and filter the lists and I'm looking
for some good example of complex sort and filter interfaces. eBay was
a good starting point, but I'd like a few other examples.

Does anybody have any good live examples?

4 Sep 2009 - 5:18pm
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5 years ago
7 replies
Jerome Ryckborst
2007

Aside from research, what do you do to relate better to users?

I'm a PC regular who was "forced" to use an iMac over the past week to
complete tasks that were very important to me. I succeeded, but there was
plenty of frustration, confusion, and inefficiency.

It struck me that this experience will help me interpret user research
better.

What do YOU do, in addition to user research, to better relate to and
interpret your data? Here are three things I've done:
http://fivesketches.com/2009/09/train-yourself-in-frustration/

-=- Jerome

13 Jan 2009 - 1:19pm
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6 years ago
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Kordian Piotr Klecha
2008

Proper layout of article

Articles consist of typical elements: heading, lead, main text and photo(s);
usually there is also some box with "inform a friend", "rate the article",
comments and so on.

I am looking for a studies focusing on this topic: proper web-article
layout.

We are discussing proposed layout of articles in new site; designer's
proposition looks like this one:

http://wiadomosci.wp.pl/kat,1355,title,Narasta-konflikt-Rosja-Ukraina-gazu-jak-nie-bylo

25 Jul 2013 - 4:30am
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rootnot
2011

JavaScript in Axure

Let me introduce a new project that is a solution for everyone who's feeling a little lack of Axure scripting capabilities.

AXHOOX enables heavy scripting right from Axure authoring environment. Library provides a scripting API reflecting Axure's internals.

3 Mar 2004 - 5:16am
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11 years ago
11 replies
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Narey, Kevin
2004

Label left or right align

Basic stuff I know but...

Putting political persuasion aside, does anyone have an opinion on aligning
form field labels left or right to the form field.

I generally prefer to right align so that they remain in close proximity to
the device they are describing. Left aligning (which does have it's pro's in
defining a bounding area) can cause issues with marrying the label to the
device unless using a background colour to suggest the relationship.

Kind regards

KN

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7 Jul 2009 - 3:28pm
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5 years ago
9 replies
David B. Rondeau
2003

Interaction design can affect everyone, not just people who own a computer. What does this mean for IxD?

As an example of the far-reaching impact of interaction design, I recently wrote about the Boston MBTA subway system and the Charlie kiosks that are used to purchase fares. Every day, hundreds of thousands of people ride the Boston subway and many of them are confused and frustrated by the interaction design of the kiosk.

23 Sep 2014 - 6:36am
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30 weeks ago
1 reply
Tim Schneidermeier
2010

Call for Your Participation – Session: “Practicing what we Preach”

As researchers and practitioners we help companies and organizations to design easy-to-use, usable, useful, and pleasurable websites. Sometimes, we seem to be "the shoemaker's children." We sometimes lack the time to put as much effort in our own websites as we advise others to do.