For my latest project, I want to make the web application look and
feel like a native one. I don't want the user to feel as though he
or she is navigating webpages; rather, I'd like them to feel as
though they just opened up iTunes, for example. I have both aesthetic
and strategic reasons for this.
I have some ideas in my head of example of web applications that have
accomplished this (OMGPOP, Drupal Gardens, Gmail, Typekit), but I'd
like to hear from you if you have any suggestions.
No recommendation is a bad one as long as it's reasonable.
I am currently working on the design of a blogging system (ala
WordPress, Movable Type) as an exercise of my independent study. As
part of the design, I would like to design and implement an
application-wide cascading undo model such as the one described by
Jan Vratislav (http://bit.ly/UYerR) In this model, undos are based on
a "cascade" of hierarchal actions in the history, whereby a user can
selectively undo an action (which also undos every subsequent action
in that action's hierarchy).
I'm looking for examples or research that either proves or disproves
my theory that showing a person goals and the rewards persuades them
to reach those goals.
What I have is an application where a user will have predefined
goals, from 0-100%, and at certain milestones they get rewards. For
example they may get rewarded at the 25%, 50%, 75%, and 100%
milestones. I'm thinking that showing all the milestones and their
rewards would be better than just showing the very next milestone
(and its reward) alone.
I'm really looking for any research or books that cite research done
Has anyone done any work studying the effectiveness of toolbars /
"butcons" in web applications? Specifically I'm interested to know
how intermediate / advanced tools such as those impact customer
Most web 2.0 apps seem to be a mixture of tabs / buttons, with very
little use of toolbars or menus.