partial recall

a blog of ideas, links, and musings.

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] – 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

Matthew Carter Presentation

Graphic designers: get your tickets now for next Monday’s 7 p.m. Corcoran lecture with type designer Matthew Carter. In addition to designing the ubiquitous Verdana and Georgia, Carter has also created original typefaces for the NYT, the WaPo, Sports Illustrated and National Geographic, and in this lecture, he will... 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

Phoenix Rising

In January all of my sites got obliterated. I used HostMDS as my webhost because they were inexpensive, but my shoestring approach to site management bit me in the end. The server that my sites were hosted on went down. Although other accounts on the server were recovered, sadly,... 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

Links for 2009-01-20

User Experience (UX) [Business Exchange] – User Experience (UX) is part of Business Exchange…Read updated news, blogs, and resources about User Experience (UX). Find user-submitted articles and comments on User Experience (UX) from like-minded professionals. userfly – Run instant usability studies for your website using your real users. You... Read more

Links for 2009-01-17

Twitter-Yahoo Mashup Yields Impressive News Search Engine Designing Web Interfaces Book Site and Flickr Companion Site Live – I am happy to announce that the two companion sites to my book are now live. Cisco brings conferencing to the iPhone – Sounds impressive. Cisco just brought its Business Collaboration... Read more

Links for 2009-01-15

TiVo: TiVo Search is The Future of TiVo [Gizmodo – Jan 07, 2009] – The redesigned TiVo Search does away with the Swivel Search and now makes show searching more efficient and HD friendly. Wireframes Magazine – Do you have something to show off while documenting rich interaction, dynamic... Read more

Links for 2009-01-12

CSSiPhone – Screens for all your iPhone needs. This site displays sites that render beautifully on the iPhone. Interaction Design Association on Vimeo – Video from IXDA meetings in NYC. Google Quick Search Box for Mac [Google Code] – Google Quick Search Box is an open source search box... Read more

Links for 2009-01-09

Dynamic Speedometer [HCI at Stanford University – 2005] – We apply HCI design principles to redesign the dashboard of the automobile to address the problem of speeding. We prototyped and evaluated a new speedometer designed with the explicit intention of changing drivers’ speeding behavior. Our user-tests show that displaying... Read more

Links for 2009-01-08

Simple questions to ask when planning a contribution-based project [the explicit – Jan 05, 2009] What I did last month [Ze Frank – Jul 01, 2008] – Ze asked people on twitter whether they would allow him to take over their Facebook accounts for a week. He selected two... Read more

Links for 2008-12-24

5 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year [FlowingData – Dec 19, 2008] – FlowingData’s picks for the top 5 data visualization projects of 2008. Visualizations were judged based on the use of data, aesthetics, overall effect on the visualization arena, and how well they told a story. Wordle... Read more