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17 Sep 2007 - 1:22pm
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8 years ago
9 replies
SemanticWill
2007

Clickless Web Interface?

Immediately reaction - and I can pull down the heuristic about this - when a
form pops up to ask me how I felt about the interface - i accidentally
selected something and voted -
There was no user feedback - and no way to cancel a bad selection. The
ability to get reinforcement from an action, and to escape from a bad one -
or Undo - it a critical human factors flaw in the clickless interface.
Also - there is only one way to navigate and select things. This is very
poor for all non-gestural user navigation interfaces - Kiosks, hand-helds -
etc.

30 Jan 2014 - 11:29am
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2 years ago
7 replies
lesliedann@me.com
2012

Prototyping vs annotated wireframe deliverable

I am wondering if it is possible to create annotated wireframes with a browser chrome or a device around the UI that can be viewed in an annotated deliverable but then be able to remove the chrome/device in the prototype version of the same wireframe file. I.e. Maybe put the device/chrome in a layer that can be turned off when the prototype is generated? Anyone have ideas which programs may be able to do this?

7 Jul 2011 - 3:32pm
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3 years ago
3 replies
uxtweaker
2009

Persona creation tools

I am wondering if except for the already well known, whiteboard, sticky notes, markers and large sheets of paper are there any digital tools available to facilitate the collection/analysis of data, creation of personas and of course of scenarios in a shared environment?!

If you are not aware of such a tool, what are the pieces of software that you'd use together in order to satisfy such goals?!

I have found a couple of videos showcasing a prototype for a touch responsive interface created at Stanford that aims at becoming such a tool

1 Oct 2008 - 3:01am
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7 years ago
43 replies
Sachin Ghodke
2008

Site Map - How important is it as a link?

Site Map: I have been wondering how important the link "Site Map" is which I
am planning to do away with on a corporate website?
What I am looking at is to have those few sections and their sub-links
upfront at the bottom of the page for all the subsequent pages besides the
home page. Is this going to be too much information for the user to handle?

I need all the advice you can give regarding this.

Thank you.

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Sachin Ghodke

18 Jan 2010 - 10:00am
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6 years ago
8 replies
Christina Li
2004

tools for diary study

Hi,

Can anyone recommond me a good online tool for diary studies? Thank you very
much.

Kind regards

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Christina Li
Founder, uiGarden.net (http://www.uigarden.net)
Weaving Usability and Cultures

+44 (0) 7845269566

15 Feb 2010 - 5:28am
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6 years ago
6 replies
sysscore
2007

Using ellipsis in menu, context menus or buttons

i have a question about when i should use ellipsis for commands in
menus, contextual menus and buttons in desktop applications (in
Java).

Sadly, the guidelines of microsoft and mac osx are different about
this topic.
I have found some interesting links in the web but nothing could
answer my questions...

****

Microsoft writtes, that ellipsis should be used, when:

"Proper use of ellipses is important to indicate that users can make
further choices before performing the action, or even cancel the
action entirely.

24 May 2008 - 7:54pm
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8 years ago
61 replies
Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

Usability = Predictability

"Usability equals predictability."

As in, if you can accurately predict what's going to happen next in an
interaction, it's because the action you're taking is understandable, clear,
logical, makes you feel confident, etc. If you can accurately predict what's
next, the interaction has high usability. If you can't accurately predict
what's next, the interaction has low usability.

Shoot holes in that statement.
-r-

15 Jan 2014 - 2:06am
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iwinmaps
2014

Interaction Design Foundation Courses

Has anyone taken any of the courses from interaction-design.org?
if so, would you say they're useful for really learning interaction design?

10 Jun 2009 - 9:51am
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7 years ago
3 replies
jasonrobb
2009

Language picker examples

Hi all,

I'm new to building internationalized web sites, and so I'm looking
at design patterns for language pickers.

Have you seen any good ones? Much appreciated. Thanks!

Jason R.

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Jason Robb
http://jasonrobb.com
http://uxboston.com
http://uiscraps.tumblr.com

6 Feb 2013 - 5:17pm
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3 years ago
17 replies
Ryan Betts
2005

Interaction Design methods library

About two years ago I came across a pretty exhaustive list of IxD methods, with advice on when to use them and examples of implementations. It covered prototyping, interviewing, ethnography research, information architecture, sketching, user testing, research analysis and synthesis, etc. - the whole shebang. It was nothing short of amazing, and yet I didn't bookmark it / lost the bookmark. Every few months I try to find it again. Really hoping I didn't dream the whole thing up. I faintly recall it being curated by a school, but that could be a red herring.