partial recall

a blog of ideas, links, and musings.

Links for 2009-09-03

  • 50 Most Usable RIAs [InsideRIA – Sep 02, 2009] – Bill Scott and I have reviewed hundreds of RIAs while compiling examples for our book Designing Web Interfaces: Principles and Patterns for Rich Interactions, and subsequent talks and articles. We recently realized that we had amassed quite a list of applications. Thinking other designers and developers might be interested in these resources, we applied two simple criteria to identify the top fifty: Number 1: Does it adhere to the 10 basic usability principles? Number 2: Is it really rich? Developing a product with Ajax, Flex, or Silverlight doesn't inherently make it rich. A usable RIA will embody these six principles:
  • 6 Tips for a Great (Flex) UX: Part 5 [Designing Web Interfaces – May 17, 2009] – Theresa walks through Jakob Nielsen’s heuristics and identifies examples of great RIA applications that put the heuristic into practice.
  • OpenCourseWare: Intelligent User Experience Engineering (IN4179) [Delft University of Technology] – The open course, Intelligent User eXperience Engineering (IUXE), is given for the master programme “Media and Knowledge Engineering” and for students from other master programmes. The aim is to achieve an understanding and practical experience of key principles, methods and theories in the area of intelligent user experience engineering.