28 Jul 2008 - 3:43am
8 years ago
44 replies


A new clustering search engine? Wall Street Journal article here: * launches today.

It was a little quirky this morning. Even though it comes from three
architects at google, how is it different?
"*Popularity is useful, but has dominated search results so heavily that it
gets harder and harder to find the page you want, especially if your search
is a complex one.

15 Jul 2008 - 1:19pm
8 years ago
17 replies
Gloria Petron

Article: "Is Google Making Us Stoopid?" from The

Interesting food for thought.

27 Jun 2008 - 10:02am
8 years ago
13 replies
Meredith Noble

examples of "HUDs" on the web?

Hi all,

Does anyone have any examples of web apps that use "HUDs" or "Heads-Up
Displays" to give the user feedback?

I'm talking a really light HUD here - basically a little rectangle that
comes up in the middle of the screen after the user completes an action,
says something like "Your widget has been deleted", and then fades away
after a couple of seconds.

The idea is to create feedback in the user's locus of attention rather
than somewhere else on the page where they might not be looking.

22 Jun 2008 - 8:35am
8 years ago
3 replies
Adam Connor

Google and Usability

There's a brief post on Google's Usability Lab over at TechCrunch. Not a
lot of info, but in case anyone is interested:

adam connor
adam at

25 Mar 2008 - 7:03am
6 years ago
4 replies

Google Docs live forms - getting user feedback online

I just noticed Google Docs has a new feature in the Sharing section of a
spreadsheet, called "Invite people to fill out a form".
It seems to me like a pretty neat way to get online feedback/info from your
users. Of course, it has all the limitations a feedback form has as far as
quality and quantity of information, but I'm thinking it could be useful
when forms is what you need anyway.
For example, I was just in the middle of editing some feedback forms as word
docs (e-mailing is the best shot I have to get any feedback in this

27 Jun 2007 - 6:29am
9 years ago
4 replies
Dave Malouf

Google Docs & Spreadsheet is updated

I was really surprised to wake up to a new interface for Google Docs &
They now have a "navigation bar" on the left that uses expand/collapse
navigation of different classification types (not exactly folders,
though that is the title of 1 classification type). On the right is a
list of your docs and spreadsheets.


30 May 2007 - 9:27pm
9 years ago
3 replies
Dave Malouf

What would you do different ... ? (Google Gears)

Google Gears was just released as a beta.

What is it?

It is a browser extension (Open Source) for both Firefox and IE to allow
offline functionality through a JavaScript API.

26 Jan 2007 - 3:24am
9 years ago
17 replies
Minkó Misi

Google Image search list new feature

Hi everyone, have you noticed, that Google renewed it's image searching
you can take a look at it for example here:

i used to look after images here, and a bit frustrating to me that they
have hidden information about the images such as size, width, height,
format... I don't know, I couldn't say i like it a lot.

25 Aug 2005 - 2:29pm
10 years ago
24 replies
Chad Thornton

Google Talk, continued

> The mail wasnt meant as an commercial advertisement, it was meant as
> news/ raw-material for creating food for thought.. Any inconvenience
> caused is regretted.

With the same disclaimer in mind, I'll pitch in. I'm the designer for
Google Talk. I always like it when you can actually pester the designer
about some of the decisions they made, so if anyone has any comments,
questions, or suggestions, fire away. Can't promise I'll answer
everything -- tons and tons to do on Talk -- but I'll do what I can.

- Chad

8 Dec 2004 - 7:10pm
11 years ago
34 replies
Stewart Dean

Google Groups - When Interaction Design goes wrong.

I need some help here,

I have been an avid user of google groups for a few years now (and was using
deja news before that). The first version of google groups was a bit clunky
but once you worked out how to use it you could find and read messages very
quickly. To keep track you could search for someone and track your posts
just click on your name. Sure the way to find groups meant sometimes groups
where hard to get to. Gradual improvements where that - improvements but
there was some room for a few changes.

The along came the google groups 2 beta.

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