Want feedback: Interface Elements

23 Jan 2008 - 5:06pm
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russwilson
2005

I have used the following categories to identify all of the elements in a
given
user interface ³snapshot². This is a static (not dynamic or interactive)
tool that
has served well, and I would love feedback.

Specifically, can you think of any possible
user interface elements that would not fit into one of these categories?

Categories:
1. Navigation (top-level, sub-level, links, search, etc.)
2. Descriptive Content/Labels (user notifications, headers, titles,
banner/logo, copyright, etc.)
3. Actions (email, print, export, send, product-specific functions, etc.)
4. View modifiers (content presentation, content manipulation, filters,
sorters, etc.)
5. Data/Results/Content

I then overlay style/type/color and IxD patterns on top of this.

Best regards,
Russ

--
Russell Wilson
Vice President of Product Design, NetQoS
Blog: http://www.dexodesign.com

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24 Jan 2008 - 12:56pm
Switzky, Andrew
2007

Have you seen this article?

New Perspectives on Interaction by Karl Fast:

http://iasummit.org/2005/finalpapers/148_Presentation.pdf

It may suggest a different way to look at what you are doing.

Andy Switzky
Senior Information Architect
Austin Energy - Web/Portal Services
www.austinenergy.com

w: 512.322.6318
f: 512.322.6025

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Subject: [IxDA Discuss] Want feedback: Interface Elements

I have used the following categories to identify all of the elements in a
given
user interface ³snapshot². This is a static (not dynamic or interactive)
tool that
has served well, and I would love feedback.

Specifically, can you think of any possible
user interface elements that would not fit into one of these categories?

Categories:
1. Navigation (top-level, sub-level, links, search, etc.)
2. Descriptive Content/Labels (user notifications, headers, titles,
banner/logo, copyright, etc.)
3. Actions (email, print, export, send, product-specific functions, etc.)
4. View modifiers (content presentation, content manipulation, filters,
sorters, etc.)
5. Data/Results/Content

I then overlay style/type/color and IxD patterns on top of this.

Best regards,
Russ

--
Russell Wilson
Vice President of Product Design, NetQoS
Blog: http://www.dexodesign.com

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