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Links for 2009-05-26

20 Websites to Help You Master User Interface Design [Six Revisions – Oct 15, 2008] – The following websites deal with interface design, user experience, user-centered design, usability, and everything in between – all with the goal of enhancing the user’s interface. Handbook of Usability Testing: Templates and Forms... Read more

Links for 2009-05-29

Google Wave Preview – Google Wave is a new tool for communication and collaboration on the web, coming later this year. Watch the demo video below, sign up for updates and learn more about how to develop with Google Wave. User Interface Prototyping and Wireframes [FlairBuilder] – FlairBuilder is... Read more

Links for 2009-05-22

Wiki Patterns [Wikipatterns] – Wikipatterns.com is a toolbox of patterns & anti-patterns, and a guide to the stages of wiki adoption. It’s also a wiki, which means you can help build the information based on your experiences! Beyond this site, there are many other additional resources. Dave Gray’s reading... Read more

Links for 2009-05-01

Is Interaction Design a dead-end job? 960 Gridder – Lay out websites with ease – 960 Gridder is an excellent tool for any web developer/ designer that wants to easily align, match and/or lay out websites. 10 Best UX (User Experience) Design Blogs [Blogs.com] – Whitney Hess’ top 10... Read more

Links for 2009-04-21

“Taking Your Talent to the Web” is now a free downloadable book from zeldman.com [Jeffrey Zeldman – Apr 16, 2009] – Rated Five Stars at Amazon.com since the day it was published, “Taking Your Talent to the Web” is now a free downloadable book from zeldman.com. In Defense of... Read more

Links for 2009-04-09

Mix 09: Bill Buxton on Design & Return on Experience [Presentation Zen – Apr 09, 2009] – You may not have heard of Bill Buxton yet, but the Canadian designer and computer scientist is well known in the field of human–computer interaction. Currently he is Principal Researcher at Microsoft... Read more

Links for 2009-04-03

Labels inside form fields [Attardi] – A new pattern is emerging for the placement of input field labels. One which, in my user tests, yields much better results. Labels are now often placed inside the field itself. This pattern is used consistently, for example, in Facebook and throughout Apple’s... Read more

Links for 2009-03-26

Why I am no longer calling myself an information architect. Survey: When is an Accordion not an Accordion? Everywhere I go lately, it seems that interaction designers and web developers are talking about accordion widgets and debating about what makes an accordion an accordion. Not everyone working in this... Read more

Links for 2009-03-20

Goodbye Google – Part 1 of 2 IA Summit 2009 Twitter List [Brian Hansen – Google Doc Spreadsheet] – A list of Twitter names of presenters and attendees at the 2009 Information Architecture Summit, held in Memphis, TN from March 19-22. Slides On The Go! SlideShare Launches Mobile Site... Read more

Links for 2009-03-16

Dieter says “Thou shalt not produce crappy designs.” – Well, not in those exact words. Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning [Emerging Technologies for Learning] – Handbook of Emerging Technologies for Learning The UX Workshop – The UX Workshop is a global hub where User Experience professionals and enthusiasts... Read more

Links for 2009-03-12

Fluid Design Handbook [Fluid Project] – The Fluid Design Handbook is a how-to guide filled with user-centered design techniques you can use to learn from your users and design better user experiences. The handbook includes information on a variety of user-centered design practices, from performing user research and creating... Read more

Links for 2009-03-09

Quince – A UX patterns explorer Extracting Usability Information from User Interface Events [ACM Computing Surveys – Dec, 2000] (PDF) – This survey examines computer-aided techniques used by HCI practitioners and researchers to extract usability-related information from user interface events. A framework is presented to help HCI practitioners and... Read more

Links for 2009-03-05

A Pattern Language (HTML Summary) [Christopher Alexander via Downlode.org] – HTML summary of “A Pattern Language” book by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa, Murray Silverstein, with Max Jacobson, Ingrid Fiksdahl-King and Shlomo Angel. Searching through NY Times Articles via Elastic Lists [Information Aesthetics – Mar 03, 2009] – The “Elastic... Read more

Links for 2009-02-26

OmniWeb, OmniDazzle, OmniDiskSweeper, and OmniObjectMeter now freeware [The Omni Mouth – Feb 25, 2009] – OmniWeb, OmniDazzle, OmniDiskSweeper, and OmniObjectMeter are now available as freeware. That”s right: they’re free. You can go download them right now if you want. FOR FREE. Put Safari 4 Beta’s Tabs Back [Safari] –... Read more

Links for 2009-02-24

New Safari 4 Beta – New Safari 4 beta, available for both Mac and Windows. Browser tabs are a new style, now on top of the window. The history window now offers a Cover Flow view. And there’s a new feature, Top Sites, that gives you a visually impressive... Read more

Links for 2009-02-20

CSS Animation [Surfin’ Safari – Feb 04, 2009] – WebKit now supports explicit animations in CSS. As a counterpart to transitions, animations provide a way to declare repeating animated effects, with keyframes, completely in CSS. 10 Beautiful and free fonts for web designers – Are you looking for new... Read more

Links for 2009-02-17

five second test – A simple online usability test – The five second test is a simple usability test that helps you measure the effectiveness of your user interfaces. NYPL Labs Infomaki: A lightweight usability testing service – The New York Public Library Labs has begun testing a light... Read more

Links for 2009-02-16

Foxmarks Updates, Adds Suggested Tags [Downloads] Useful Ajax Auto Suggest scripts collection – This post is a collection of some interesting and useful Ajax Auto Suggest scripts ready to use (from beginner or professional web developers) in your web projects. This collection includes standard auto suggest scripts, del.icious tag... Read more

Links for 2009-02-13

Future Practice Interview: Bill Scott [Rosenfeld Media – Feb 12, 2009] – Lou Rosenfeld asks Bill Scott about the disconnects between design and engineering. User Type Views & Annotations with Polypage – Polypage allows people reviewing the wireframe to read the annotations quicker as opposed to having to translate... Read more

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