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Bookmarks tagged with “interface”

107 bookmarks by garrettc



The Expanse UI Design

Here’s a look at the various FUI designs from the sci-fi series The Expanse

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The Hidden Cost of Touchscreens

"Serious interfaces — those that are repeatedly used by a knowledgeable professional and/or in potentially hazardous situations, should not be touchscreen based. If a touchscreen must be used, it should be embedded alongside a set of fixed, physical buttons that support muscle memory and single actions."

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RESTful API Designing guidelines — The best practices

"The API is an interface, through which many developers interact with the data. A good designed API is always very easy to use and makes the developer’s life very smooth. API is the GUI for developers, if it is confusing or not verbose, then the developer will start finding the alternatives or stop using it."

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Creating usability with motion

'The following manifesto represents my answer to the question — “As a UX or UI, designer, how do I know when and where to implement motion to support usability?”'

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Sequelitis - Mega Man Classic vs. Mega Man X

There is something to be learned about interface design and user experience from old classic games.

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Principles of User Interface Design

Joshua Porter publishes the 20 principles he refers to most often.

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Crafting Subtle & Realistic User Interfaces

Aimed towards iOS development, but has some useful tips for web interfaces too.

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Why Hover Menus Do Users More Harm Than Good

Even as a 'professional' level user I find hover menus annoy the crap out of me.

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How Do You Reinvent Something as Common as the Padlock?

An interview with one of the designers behind the worlds first "directional" combination lock (think computer game joystick instead of numbers).

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Analysing a Touch-to-Desktop UI port using Fitts’s Law: Reeder for Mac Beta | Daniel Kennett

"For all you know, the starting point for the click operation is the user’s backside from scratching their ass." - Quoted for laughs.

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Sketchboards

Low-fi technique that makes it possible for designers to explore and evaluate a range of interaction concepts while involving both business and technology partners.

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Gestures

Discoverability in gestures interfaces. Problems and solutions.

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The Evolution of the Interface

'In 1985, after a year of finding that pretty but unlabelled icons confused customers, the Apple human interface group took on the motto "A word is worth a thousand pictures."'

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Magic Ink: Information Software and the Graphical Interface

"For a majority subset of software, called “information software,” I argue that interactivity is actually a curse for users and a crutch for designers, and users’ goals can be better satisfied through other means."

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Designing for iPad: Reality Check

Good insights about what is/isn't working in ipad design. The book metaphors (scrolling in page!) look horrible:

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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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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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Well-Placed Pixels

A visual record of beautiful software

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Gesturcons

An icon language to describe natural user interface gestures by Ron George

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Meat stylus for the iPhone

Sales of CJ Corporation's snack sausages are on the increase in South Korea because of the cold weather; they are useful as a meat stylus for those who don't want to take off their gloves to use their iPhones.

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Times Skimmer by The New York Times

Alternate way of browsing NYT content. Good use of layout and @font-face

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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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Search User Interfaces

Full text of the book available online for free.

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Old News about Icons

"While icon images are learned, icon positions are learned faster. People remember a function by where it lives in 2D space more than by what the art is."

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Ready For a Multi-Touch Web?

The new interface paradigms we may have to deal with in a multi-touch world.

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3D Glasses: Virtual Reality, Meet the iPhone

With iPhone 3.0 allowing developers access to the 30 pin connector, the world of augmented reality (both overlay and immersive applications) is going to explode.

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The Magic Behind Amazon's 2.7 Billion Dollar Question

The origin and utility of the "Was this review helpful to you" question on Amazon reviews.

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Prezi

Closed beta for building web based non-linear zoomable presentations.

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Gems of Unnoticed Problems

How Oxo designed a better measuring jug.

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Cooper Journal: One free interaction

'"One free interaction" is a prospective design pattern that gives software and hardware a more humane feel. It exists outside of task flows and the concept of users as task-doers.'

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Oblong g-speak spatial operating environment

Amazing demo video of a Minority Report style user interface.

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Users Fix Parking Ticket Machine Interface Themselves

Crowd sourced UI engineering. Why do these things have such a terrible interface?!

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Why Japan User Interface Is Not Zen: Why Zen Software Design Does Not Come From Japan

Interesting look into the mobile market in Japan and the effect that has on UI development.

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Modista

Shopping interface where you browse by similarity. Very intuitive and gets close to the feel of browsing in a real life shop.

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