I am working on a new system specification and at the moment we dont know if
it will be browser based or not - it may be desktop / client software.
That being the case, I am less familiar with standards for non browser based
interfaces. We are currently looking at some ISO's. While they cover common HCI
concepts, I think they are a little thin on interface accessibility - particularly around
the additional provision for partialy sighted users etc.
Could someone recommend alternative standards or reference material?
I'm looking for industry standard criteria for assessing an application's readiness for release (launch), specifically from the interaction design perspective. This set of criteria will be rolled up into an overall Readiness checklist for the application launch.
Is there a standard set of criteria out there OR has anyone had to create such a list?
I'm starting work on an intranet redesign project and am after some examples of good intranet design in the last few years (most examples I have found are 2002 and older). Public & financial sector examples would be a bonus. Any suggestions welcomed
I know that there was a discussion on this list a while back, but I'd
love to get a more recent update as to what people feel is the best
'standard' font size for an average audience. We are currently in
a bit of a debate with a client about their 'standard' font size.
Their guidelines dictate using 14px Arial / 13px Verdana for content,
which we feel is too large. We feel that a 12px Arial / 11px Verdana
standard is more reasonable to most users (in essence, using the 75%
base font adjustment from the browser standards and then using ems
from that point forward).
A discussion came up at the office today that got me wondering.
Do any of you know the history of the 'Power' Icon? You know the one: The
circle with the vertical bar pointing up and overlapping the top edge of the
This icon was being incorporated into an interface and the argument was made
that "not everybody is going to know what that icon means"
That's totally possible. If anything stands out as a good example of the
statement that there are no intuitive interfaces -- all interfaces are
learned -- it's this icon.