Posts about “Interaction design”

Designing for Mobile, Part 2: Interaction Design

By: March 26th, 2013 14 Comments

In the second part of her series on Mobile, Interaction Designer Elaine McVicar builds upon her working definition of mobile Information Architecture. She provides numerous examples of mobile design patterns and explains how they differ when compared to their desktop counterparts.

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Designing for Mobile, Part 2: Interaction Design

User Interface Design, Getting the Basics Right

By: October 9th, 2012 12 Comments

Visual “chunking,” cross-platform design, content sensitivity, and empathy – all principles of good design. Anastasios explores these and more, providing a rough heuristic for both new and seasoned interaction designers.

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User Interface Design, Getting the Basics Right

Lessons Learned Designing a Windows 8 App

By: August 28th, 2012 12 Comments

Microsoft’s new design language, Metro, presents interaction designers with a ton of new challenges and opportunities. Follow along as graduate students Valentina and Christina redesign an existing application so that it’s more at home in Microsoft’s latest operating system.

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Lessons Learned Designing a Windows 8 App

Who killed the inactive button state?

By: June 26th, 2012 15 Comments

Inactive buttons used to be a popular form control, but all that’s changed in recent years. Chuck McQuilkin examines a handful of modern forms to dissect their new approaches.

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Who killed the inactive button state?

Comics and UX, Part 1: Cross-disciplinary Techniques

By: May 22nd, 2012 13 Comments

As with websites so with comics: there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. Follow along as Rachel Nabors shares techniques from the world of comics to better plan, assess, and improve the experience of a website.

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Comics and UX, Part 1: Cross-disciplinary Techniques

Effective Presentation of a Website’s Navigation

By: May 8th, 2012 24 Comments

Every website has it, but not every website does it well. Andy Montgomery introduces two concepts – and provides dozens of examples – towards effective navigation design.

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Effective Presentation of a Website’s Navigation

Information Surfacing: Communicating through Design

By: April 3rd, 2012 8 Comments

Information surfacing is to interaction designers what information hierarchy is to graphic designers. Ernest Volnyansky shares his method for affording interactions to users.

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Information Surfacing: Communicating through Design

Designing a Progressive Location Filter

By: March 20th, 2012 17 Comments

Many designers rely on pattern libraries to create simple, intuitive interfaces. Vladimir Oane shows us how uberVU deconstructed a common design pattern to produce a more robust result.

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Designing a Progressive Location Filter

Psychological Manipulation in eCommerce Design

By: June 28th, 2011 31 Comments

Psychological manipulation and business have been married concepts for millennia. Kristina Bjoran takes a peek at how this has evolved on the Web, and what questions designers might want to ask themselves.

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Psychological Manipulation in eCommerce Design

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