We are currently working on an iPad app for pilots that will require different viewing modes for day and night. We are aware of the built-in feature that iPads have, but are curious about common practices and conventions that may exist in regards to this sort of design. Does anyone have any idea where we should be looking for information on this?
I wanted to do some sort of evaluation that wasn't connected to a degree assignment of mine! I emailed it to the company behind the game, but haven't got a reply for two weeks so I thought I would make it public.
Perhaps this is where we should start a thread on web sites that rock.
Define "rock"? Sites that a reasonable UX person armed with a reasonable set
of heuristics might consider great design...
Not just an opinion, though - apply some rules to your decision, a good
starting point is J. Nielson's list. He did not just pull the list out of
his nether regions, however (ewww!). They come from analyzing more than 200
usability problems and statistically reducing the set to the 10 most
1. Visibility of system status (what's going on!)
I hesitate to ask this, because I have lost hours wandering around in such
sites, but anyway:
I'd appreciate recommendations for sites that analyze/discuss/make fun of
bad UI designs. Examples are www.buigallery.com*, http://www.baddesigns.com,
etc. I know I have seen others but I'm not remembering/finding them at the
* I love the "snarky comments" on this site. Spent way too long clicking and