brainstorm

9 Apr 2007 - 9:51pm
0
7 years ago
26 replies
Anonymous

ATM interaction design

ATMs are a pretty common device, and they've been around a long time.
I would have hoped we would have this optimized by now, but it seems
interfaces are still (a) wildly inconsistent and (b) inefficient.

Most ATMs appear to (still) be designed for the first-time user,
which is frustrating for most people.

Here are two good things I've noticed recently:
* PC Financial (Canada): when depositing checks, you are presented
with a small ledger, where you can enter check amounts one at a time,
and let the ATM do the adding.

12 Jan 2007 - 8:24am
0
7 years ago
4 replies
Terms:
jstrande
2007

Auto Suggest Behavior – erasing information?

Our team recently added an Auto Suggest component to part of our B2B
website.

11 Jan 2007 - 5:49am
0
7 years ago
21 replies
Anton T
2007

Drag n Drop Files to Webpage Form Area

Dear friends,

I got fairly simple idea that could greatly heighten the usability of
many web based applications.

It's about dragging and dropping files to webpage form areas for
uploading files to a server. -A feature I believe is greatly needed. It
is posted on:

http://www.whynot.net/ideas/3102

I'd like your opinion on it, since I believe I haven't fully realized
the full ramification of this feature.

Thank you for your time,

-Anton Tandiono

19 Dec 2006 - 6:30pm
0
4 years ago
10 replies
Terms:
Allison Beckwith
2006

Hide vs Collapse

My colleague and I were talking earlier about whether to use the word
'hide' or 'collapse' for showing the simplified version of an object
on a web page. The object has three states: edit, preview, and
collapsed. We talked about using "twist-downs," as suggested in the
Closable Panels section in Designing Interfaces (Jennifer Tidwell),
but because we have three states, this doesn't really work.

30 Oct 2006 - 5:14pm
0
8 years ago
11 replies
Terms:
DrWex
2006

Marking required fields on desktop UIs?

Greetings

I am having trouble determining if there is a standard or best
practice for marking which fields are required on a desktop
application form. This is a fairly standard Windows UI with lots of
dialogs. Each dialog has some mandatory and some optional fields, and
which are which tends to change with the data, system parameters, etc.

Therefore, I want to have some visual treatment so users can know at a
glance what fields are mandatory.

30 Oct 2006 - 12:20pm
0
8 years ago
7 replies
Terms:
mtumi
2004

submit button for list of items

Hi all -

I have a list of items that are turned on/off with checkboxes.

These can work instantly, via AJAX, or with a submit button. I
prefer the former, but am wondering what if any additional feedback
is necessary.

If people know of similar interfaces, where checkboxes work without a
submit, I'd appreciate it if you could bounce them my way.

This seems to get at a larger question as well - how fast are people
re-learning these new models of interaction on the web?

28 Jun 2005 - 8:22pm
0
9 years ago
9 replies
Terms:
Cynthia Toryu
2005

Localizing address fields

Hi there,

I'm looking for advice on localizing address fields. I'm designing a UI that
could potentially be used by folks in a large number of countries. The
target user profile is a small business owner who uses a computer to get her
job done, but is not technically savvy.

Different countries use different terms to represent similar information.
For example, the U.S. uses "zip code", but all other countries seem to use
"postal code." Similarly, the U.S.

23 Jun 2005 - 11:00am
0
9 years ago
12 replies
Terms:
Wendy Fischer
2004

left brained/right brained

Now that I'm thinking about the left brain and the right brain as it pertains to design:

Below is the

Left Brain
Right BrainLogical
Sequential
Rational
Analytical
Objective
Looks at parts Random
Intuitive
Holistic
Synthesizing
Subjective
Looks at wholes

Is there a correlation between being left handed/right brained or vise versa. How would people consider themselves and on what end of the spectrum would they consider themselves as a designer?

-Wendy

24 May 2005 - 2:43am
0
9 years ago
3 replies
Pierre Abel
2004

Dilemna between consistency and efficiency

Hello,

I've got this little dilemma :

Basically, I deal with a user task which frequency is low, but very
important to configure and updating the system. This task includes two
sub-tasks:
1--> a multiple selection in a large set (>50) where the average
selection number is 5 to 15 items. Each items have some meta-data that
can be useful to the user to make its choice.
2--> a multiple selection a a small set (<10) when the average selection
number 1 to 3.

30 Oct 2004 - 11:03am
0
10 years ago
8 replies
Terms:
Listera
2004

Signature designs

For an average office worker or a businessman, what would be a top website
or a product that's so associated with its brand that if we were to blank
out the identifying logos and other marks, our sample audience would readily
recognize them?

Example: iMac/iPod.

Any others?

Ziya
Nullius in Verba

Syndicate content Get the feed