8 Nov 2011 - 8:58am
4 years ago
10 replies

Design for Every Screen

I've worked out what I really think about trends like Mobile First, and have made sense of the way I have been working for years. Read up on my user centric approach to finding the right design, and the right channel, input, and interface, for your product.

17 Apr 2011 - 12:56am
5 years ago
5 replies
Darren Ellis

Tools for building a pattern library

What tool(s) did you use to set up your UI pattern library?

I know this question has been asked before*, but after repeated searches I'm not finding much of an answer. Seems there aren't any simple ways of doing this.

I'm currently using a mix of documents in collaboration with custom built (aka one-off) web-based solutions, but these aren't optimal for several reasons:

28 Jun 2010 - 11:10am
6 years ago
2 replies
Chris Collingridge

Northern User Experience event, Manchester, England, 5 July

The next Northern User Experience event will take place in Manchester, England in the evening of Monday 5th July.

This event will see us have a chance to disuss two great items:

Karl Herler

Ian Swinson: Postcard Patterns: An Agile UI Pattern Creation Process


Traditionally, creating and maintaining a pattern library has been a daunting task requiring extensive resources and, sometimes, dedicated full-time employees. At our first attempt at producing a comprehensive library was bogged down by a waterfall-based creation and review process that yielded only two patterns in a six-month period. At this rate we would never approach completion.

Karl Herler

Jennifer Tidwell - Mobile Design Patterns


Originally posted by Nasir Barday, 05.05.2009.

30 Mar 2010 - 8:43am
6 years ago
1 reply

Flash Video Players

Hi all,

Is there any patterns or best practice examples for flash video players on corporate sites?
We are running out a project on the company I work for and one of the assets will be the development of a new universal player for the company site, so it would be good to see if anyone have done any study or have any examples in place already.

Thanks a lot.

20 Mar 2010 - 5:30pm
6 years ago
2 replies
Tom V

Making design patterns work in practice

I just posted about making design patterns work in practice on the Autodesk Designing the User Experience blog. I am curious to hear other stories about creating and using design patterns within a corporate or agency environment.

19 Jan 2009 - 8:19pm
7 years ago
5 replies

Quality standard of interaction design

For most proceeding projects in our organization, we all meet the same
problem -- how to evaluate the quality of interaction design results of a
specific web-based service. Are there any standards existing in this field?
Or we have to do many usability testing to any interaction modules in any
iteration procedures?

Actually, the quality evaluation request is from the management board of the
company. They wanna control the quality of every ring of the chain.

I had ever thought that if I could use design pattern library as the

6 Nov 2008 - 2:30pm
7 years ago
9 replies

Multi-select on the web

Hi All,

Imagine you have a web page that displays 100 thumbnails of 100px by 100px
pictures. Futhermore, let's say the user is a non-technical person in their
thirties. What is the best way to enable the described user to choose the
majority of the thumbnails excluding certain ones? For example, let's say
the user wanted to select 95 of the 100 pictures.

Explorer Paradigm:
Our first thought is to recreate the explorer paradigm on the web. In order
to select the pictures, the user could rubber band select the 100 pictures
or press [ctrl + a].

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