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Bookmarks tagged with “hci”

37 bookmarks by garrettc



Open Innovation Toolkit

"The Open Innovation Toolkit is a community sourced set of best practices and principles to help you incorporate human-centered design into your product development process."

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OmniFocus 1.8 Design Report

Interesting look at the iterative improvements made to the OmniFocus UI between v1.0 and 1.8.

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CogTool

A general purpose UI prototyping tool that automatically evaluates your design with a predictive human performance model (a "cognitive crash dummy").

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Prefab

Modifying interfaces via pixel-based reverse engineering and then adding enhancements such as sticky icons and phosphor.

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Eliminating the Power Cord

The legacy of Jef Raskin's "Design Considerations for an Anthropophilic Computer" and it's impact on the longevity of data.

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Coding Horror: The Opposite of Fitts' Law

What to do with UI elements we don't want users to click on?

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Track Mouse Activity On Your Computer

I like the idea of finding patterns in my mouse activity, not sure if I like it enough to install an unknown piece of software.

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Providing Dynamically Changeable Physical Buttons on a Visual Display

Combining pneumatics and back projection to create dynamic tactile interfaces

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Automotive interface design

CNet runs through some of the best and worst examples of in-car LCD use. They all look terrible to me, is this really the best the car manufacturers can do?

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Advancing Advanced Search

Ideas and tips on how to improve the utility of an advanced search option.

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Shneiderman's Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design

From "Designing the User Interface" by Ben Shneiderman

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11 usability principles for CMS products

"The functionality of the content management system (CMS) is obviously a key deciding factor when purchasing a new product. Equally important is the usability of the CMS."

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BumpTop desktop is a beautiful mess

Interesting new desktop system using physics and 'grabability' as a way of interacting with files.

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Content-aware scrolling

Very interesting demo of multicolumn scrolling widget.

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The Page Paradigm

"In my nine years of working on the Web's user experience, a lot has changed online - but one thing that hasn't changed much is the way that users navigate websites." - Mark Hurst

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Andy Budd::Blogography: Heuristics for Modern Web Application Development

Heuristic evaluation is a technique that involves analysing the usability of a website against a set of general usability precepts.

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Jeff Han - Touch Screen

Includes a new demo video showing more features of the touch screen tech demo'd at TED

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History of the Button

"Tracing the history of interaction design through the history of the button, from flashlights to websites and beyond."

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