22 Nov 2011 - 5:56am
4 years ago
3 replies
hilary b

Accessibility Standards for non browser based interfaces

Hi All,

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?

2 Sep 2010 - 11:58am
5 years ago
3 replies

UX Go/No-Go Criteria for Application Launch

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?

27 Apr 2010 - 3:04pm
6 years ago
2 replies
hilary b

Intranet best practice

Hi there,

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

14 Apr 2010 - 2:57am
6 years ago
3 replies

UI Standards within the organization

Hi All,

I've been reading this post on UI Trends about questioning the use of UI standards with the organization.

Personally I do believe that UI standards are needed within a company but they need to leave room for creativity and change.

What's your feeling?


8 Sep 2009 - 12:37pm
Thomas Maiorana

Product Standard Guidelines

Hi there.
Does anyone know of a good resource which outlines basic product
standards for a website. (it's a very data heavy site)

I imagine it's easier to find more quantifiable items such as load
times and working across browsers, but I'd love to find something
that sets a minimum bar for clarity in the UI design.

We're looking for something which will help the engineering and QA
teams evaluate if the site is adequate from a IxD perspective.

Any help would be much appreciated.

10 Mar 2009 - 5:50pm
7 years ago
10 replies
Marty DeAngelo

Standard font size

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).

14 Aug 2008 - 9:51am
8 years ago
1 reply
Michael Micheletti

ISO 20282: Ease of Use of Everyday Products

I followed links this morning to learn a bit more about a newly released ISO
standard for usability: ISO 20282. I haven't read the standard itself yet
(stuff to do), just the brief commentaries.

27 Feb 2008 - 5:37pm
8 years ago
39 replies
Shaun Bergmann

Power icon

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.

18 Sep 2007 - 8:36am
8 years ago
2 replies
bhakti भक्ति

HTML validator

Hello friends,
For those who work on web applications, websites and HTML related fields, do
you guys have "HTML validation" as a process? Which HTML validator do you

Your replies are very valuable. Please do reply back.


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