I've worked out what I really think about trends like Mobile First, and have made sense of the way I have been working for years. Read up on my user centric approach to finding the right design, and the right channel, input, and interface, for your product.
Traditionally, creating and maintaining a pattern library has been a daunting task requiring extensive resources and, sometimes, dedicated full-time employees. At Salesforce.com our first attempt at producing a comprehensive library was bogged down by a waterfall-based creation and review process that yielded only two patterns in a six-month period. At this rate we would never approach completion.
Is there any patterns or best practice examples for flash video players on corporate sites? We
are running out a project on the company I work for and one of the
assets will be the development of a new universal player for the
company site, so it would be good to see if anyone have done any study
or have any examples in place already.
I just posted about making design patterns work in practice on the Autodesk Designing the User Experience blog. I am curious to hear other stories about creating and using design patterns within a corporate or agency environment.
For most proceeding projects in our organization, we all meet the same
problem -- how to evaluate the quality of interaction design results of a
specific web-based service. Are there any standards existing in this field?
Or we have to do many usability testing to any interaction modules in any
Actually, the quality evaluation request is from the management board of the
company. They wanna control the quality of every ring of the chain.
I had ever thought that if I could use design pattern library as the
Imagine you have a web page that displays 100 thumbnails of 100px by 100px
pictures. Futhermore, let's say the user is a non-technical person in their
thirties. What is the best way to enable the described user to choose the
majority of the thumbnails excluding certain ones? For example, let's say
the user wanted to select 95 of the 100 pictures.
Our first thought is to recreate the explorer paradigm on the web. In order
to select the pictures, the user could rubber band select the 100 pictures
or press [ctrl + a].