Examples of excellent interaction design on the web

10 Oct 2007 - 4:56pm
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Chris Borokowski
2007

A friend and I often speak of design issues in a universal sense. He is
more cynical than I, and holds that every generation produces two
perfected designs and the rest is awkward. I hold out more hope but not
too much.

In our recent discussion, I talked about the web sites I could identify
that had positive design contributions. I mentioned del.icio.us and a
few others.

What I'd like to know from the community is, What web sites do you know
of that exhibit excellent design?

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11 Oct 2007 - 1:24pm
Chris Borokowski
2007

Here's one I found a few months ago.

http://www.tinyapps.org/

--- Mike Scarpiello <mscarpiello at gmail.com> wrote:

> I think Netflix and Linkedin are great. Usable, tight, and
> intuitive.

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11 Oct 2007 - 2:23pm
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

I actually disagree about LinkedIn .. I find the interface very
confusing .. it looks really good, but the placement of buttons is not
intuitive. I've gotten used to it, but when I'm with other people who
try to add somebody to their network they always have to search for
the button. There are too many options with similar actions attached
to them ... add to network, contact directly, get introduced, it's
hard to tell what the difference is if you've never used them before.

That said LinkedIn is a great service, an their interface is still
better than most.

I actually think Flickr and Facebook both have good UIs...

> --- Mike Scarpiello <mscarpiello at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > I think Netflix and Linkedin are great. Usable, tight, and
> > intuitive.
>

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11 Oct 2007 - 2:46pm
Joe Lanman
2007

I think Ta-da List is pretty great. So simple and useful I generally use it
instead of a pen and paper.

http://www.tadalist.com/

In
contrast, Remember The Milk's version of the to-do list has lots of
features, and they're well done - but I prefer simplicity in this
case.

http://www.rememberthemilk.com/

11 Oct 2007 - 2:32pm
Anonymous

Can we all agree that MySpace is the worst interface on the planet?

11 Oct 2007 - 2:40pm
Anonymous

Funny! I feel the same way about Facebook as you do about Linkedin!
Facebook, to me, is a total visual overload scenario. There are buttons,
messages, ads, requests. I have no idea what half the stuff is on my home
page!

11 Oct 2007 - 2:34pm
Chris Borokowski
2007

Easily, and several other categories besides.

--- Mike Scarpiello <mscarpiello at gmail.com> wrote:

> Can we all agree that MySpace is the worst interface on the planet?
>

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11 Oct 2007 - 3:21pm
Chris Borokowski
2007

That's a nicely designed site. Still, I prefer the interface of a pad
and pen.

--- Joe Lanman <joe at formd.net> wrote:

> I think Ta-da List is pretty great. So simple and useful I generally
> use it
> instead of a pen and paper.
>
> http://www.tadalist.com/

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11 Oct 2007 - 3:34pm
Katie Albers
2005

At 2:32 PM -0500 10/11/07, Mike Scarpiello wrote:
>Can we all agree that MySpace is the worst interface on the planet?
>________________________________________________________________
My only problem with that is that there's so much competition. For
example, I just went to the web site for a resume writing service
that's so poorly organized and poorly designed and seriously ugly
that it was a while before I realized that there's no way to purchase
their services from the site...And what if they wrote me a resume
that was that poorly designed?

Katie
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