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26 Oct 2009 - 1:17pm
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5 years ago
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Wendy Fischer
2004

Android wireframe stencil

Hi,

I am wondering if anybody has an Android Wireframe stencil they can share, preferably in Illustrator or Visio, Omnigraffle works too I guess.

I looked on the archives and didn't see any threads on this topic.

-Wendy

20 Apr 2010 - 3:44am
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5 years ago
22 replies
jnwllm
2010

Prototyping tools: Axure (on Mac) VS Fireworks VS Flash Catalyst VS ???

Hi all,

For one of our clients I am asked to create a 'clickable demo' for usability testing. I've started this thread to ask you guys what tools you use/prefer/advice to create clickable demos (including arguments would do best). The project is about a recruitment section of a corporate site and will include pretty much dynamic content and some flash elements.

3 Mar 2004 - 5:16am
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11 years ago
11 replies
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Narey, Kevin
2004

Label left or right align

Basic stuff I know but...

Putting political persuasion aside, does anyone have an opinion on aligning
form field labels left or right to the form field.

I generally prefer to right align so that they remain in close proximity to
the device they are describing. Left aligning (which does have it's pro's in
defining a bounding area) can cause issues with marrying the label to the
device unless using a background colour to suggest the relationship.

Kind regards

KN

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3 Feb 2010 - 5:42pm
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5 years ago
15 replies
Richard Carson
2010

Interaction Design vs Interactive Design

Hi Folks,

I am trying to understand and there are some confusion between the two. Are they the same field of design? Is there a clearly defined difference between the two?

Richard

17 Sep 2007 - 1:22pm
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7 years ago
9 replies
SemanticWill
2007

Clickless Web Interface?

Immediately reaction - and I can pull down the heuristic about this - when a
form pops up to ask me how I felt about the interface - i accidentally
selected something and voted -
There was no user feedback - and no way to cancel a bad selection. The
ability to get reinforcement from an action, and to escape from a bad one -
or Undo - it a critical human factors flaw in the clickless interface.
Also - there is only one way to navigate and select things. This is very
poor for all non-gestural user navigation interfaces - Kiosks, hand-helds -
etc.

5 Dec 2008 - 3:07am
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6 years ago
7 replies
Bart Schouten
2008

Inactive UI elements: disable or disappear?

I'm struggling with an UI issue, so I'm hoping to receive some advice from
you. Imagine a textprocessor (i.e. Word) application in which you can edit
both text and image objects. The interface is clean and simple, only the
most needed functions are available in this app. An advantage of the
limited amount of functions is that they all fit in one toolbar without
cluttering or being miniscule.

26 Mar 2007 - 11:18am
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5 years ago
9 replies
Rune Lund-Hermansen
2006

Symbol / icon for "Clear All" button

Hi,

I'm currently working on an on-screen keyboard as part as the GUI for a set-top box (for typing in passwords, urls etc). I have found that there seems to be a pretty consistent use of symbols/icons for function keys such as Backspace, Shift and Space on existing physical keyboards and mobile devices. So these symbols are pretty well known amongst users. For instance, an outlined up-arrow as the shift symbol.

3 Jan 2008 - 3:24pm
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7 years ago
47 replies
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Mark Schraad
2006

SEO and Usability

I'm running into an interesting conversation with more regularity
every week. That conversation surrounds the usability compromise that
sometimes occurs when optimizing pages, functionality, content
organization and linking strategies for search engines. There is
theory being preached within my company that if you optimize for
search engines, then you are optimizing for the user as well. I
disagree. I think they are two separate sets of logic, that may in
fact overlap, but are absolutely not in harmony.

30 Apr 2010 - 12:24am
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5 years ago
21 replies
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Mike Dunn
2008

UX résumés- what does yours look like?

I've been aggressively job-hunting lately, and a couple of weeks ago I decided to revise the tired old résumé I had been sending out- I felt it didn't really represent me well anymore. Instead of just swapping templates or just changing a few lines or adding new positions, I treated it like I would any other UX project.

3 Mar 2010 - 4:49am
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1 year ago
12 replies
Alex Morris
2009

Centred Layout Vs Left Aligned

One of those old chestnuts that keeps rearing its head in discussion with client and/or the visual design team.

Left aligned (fixed width) sites are evil right? ;-)

Anyone got any evidence to the contrary?

Love to hear your thoughts.

Alex