ux

1 Jul 2008 - 3:02pm
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6 years ago
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Dan Saffer
2003

Hiding and Disabling Menu Items

Joel ("On Software") says,

"A long time ago, it became fashionable, even recommended, to disable
menu items when they could not be used.
Don't do this. Users see the disabled menu item that they want to
click on, and are left entirely without a clue of what they are
supposed to do to get the menu item to work.

Instead, leave the menu item enabled.

18 Jun 2008 - 8:22am
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6 years ago
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Ami Rotter
2007

Copywriting?

Hi,

From time to time I find myself struggling with writing very short
describing text labels and titles for our web application's UI.

Writing text labels and titles for the UI is much like writing road
signs, people go by them in very high speeds and you have a limited
amount of space.

I wanted to ask, how many of you work in companies who hire full time
copywriters? Part time?

Do you have a special UI copywriter adviser outsourced?

Or do you manage by yourselves and just advise anyone around you?

Thanks,

Amihay.

10 Feb 2008 - 12:08am
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6 years ago
65 replies
Charlie Kreitzberg
2008

Thoughts on Alan Cooper's Keynote

When Alan Cooper delivered the opening keynote at Interactions08 this
morning, I was once again struck by how sensible his view is. As I
understood his core argument, it was:

1. We know that the best interactive products are not the first to
market but the ones that have the best quality design.

2. Business managers often fail to understand this because they do not
know how to manage "creatives" among whom he numbers both interaction
designers and programmers.

3. The typical business approach is to develop requirements and then
build the product.

5 Feb 2008 - 2:40pm
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Katie Ware
2007

[EVENT] Twin Cities UX Meetup Feb. 12

Apologies for cross posting - forwarded notice.

Hi UX Meetup-ees --

The next Twin Cities UX Meetup group will meet Tuesday, Feb. 12 (bumped out one week to accommodate the caucus). The topic will be agile development.

Here are details of the meeting:

Tuesday, Feb. 12
5:00-7:00 p.m.

5 Jun 2007 - 2:20am
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7 years ago
26 replies
Terms:
Morten Hjerde
2007

iPhone - its not about the UI

I think we need to realize that iPhone-lust is not about the UI or the
features. Look at the ads. The calamari add message is about fun,
spontaneity, movies, restaurants, leisure time. It is a lifestyle device, a
contraption you use to signal to yourself and your surroundings who you are.
Its about having the newest, most shiny gadget for people that can afford a
$2000 phone.

As one of the most expensive feature phones on the market, it has to match
the basic features of its competitors like camera and email. Not having
basic features is not an option.

4 Jun 2007 - 5:33pm
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Peter Merholz
2004

[PLUG} Adaptive Path's UX Week; 13-16 August; Washington, D.C.; Discount Reg ends June 8

Institutees--

The program for Adaptive Path's UX Week is nearly complete, and I can
say without reservation that it is the premier user experience
conference out there:

http://www.adaptivepath.com/events/2007/aug/

August 13-16, Washington, D.C.

Topics covered include:
- service design
- rich internet applications
- accessibility (for rich internet applications)
- design and research for mobile devices
- social media
- agile development and user-centered design processes
- documentation
- and more

And we have a

9 Apr 2007 - 12:49pm
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7 years ago
1 reply
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Jens Meiert
2004

25 excellent usability/UX articles and resources

25 excellent usability/UX articles and resources
http://meiert.com/en/blog/20070330/25-excellent-usability-ux-articles-and-resources/

Feeling free to post this here as I'm looking forward to comments and of course other references as well.

Regards,
Jens.

--
Jens Meiert
http://meiert.com/en/

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