Archive for the 'Letters' topic

UIEtips Article: Ten Ways to Kill Good Design

UIEtips 7/3/07: Ten Ways to Kill Good Design One way to improve designs is to focus on changes that will produce better quality results. If you can identify areas in your work where you could be more efficient, you will immediately see a benefit. That’s why this issue’s feature article is about the mistakes we […]

UIEtips Article: Three Important Benefits of Personas

Jared M. Spool discussed some of these unrecognized benefits of persona creation.

UIEtips Article: Designing Web Applications for Use

In this week’s UIEtips, Larry has written an excellent article describing activity modeling and usage-centered application design. Larry discusses how designers can satisfy their users’ needs by focusing on the activities users are trying to accomplish.

UIEtips Article: Five Usability Challenges of Web-Based Applications

UIEtips 11/7/06: Five Usability Challenges of Web-Based Applications

In this article, Jared talks about five usability challenges that web-app designers face. While these are not unique to web apps, designers will find themselves dealing with problems and constraints they’ll rarely see other places.

UIEtips Article: Visible Narratives: Understanding Visual Organization

UIEtips 10/31/06: Visible Narratives: Understanding Visual Organization

In this article, Luke discusses how the arrangement of visual elements in a web application can coerce users to evaluate the content and interactions you want them to see most.

UIEtips Article: iHotelier: Demonstrating the Potential of Flash for Web App Design

UIEtips 10/26/06: iHotelier: Demonstrating the Potential of Flash for Web App Design

UIE’s Christine Perfetti discusses Flash’s potential for creating sleek, sophisticated, and interactive web applications, using iHotelier as a real-world example. I find the issues presented in the article still prevalent today, and believe you will too.

Article: Deconstructing Web Applications: An Interview with Hagan Rivers

UIEtips 10/16/06: Deconstructing Web Applications: An Interview with Hagan Rivers

Hagan Rivers is a recognized pioneer in the area of Web Application Design. UIE’s Christine Perfetti had the opportunity to talk with Hagan about some of the biggest challenges in the web application space.

Article: Building Powerful Web Apps: An Interview with David (Heller) Malouf

UIEtips 7/27/06: Designing Powerful Web Applications: An Interview with David Malouf

UIE’s Joshua recently interviewed David (Heller) Malouf, a premier Interaction Designer, to discuss the issues involved when development teams are thinking about designing web applications using AJAX and RIA.

Article: Folksonomies: A User-Driven Approach to Organizing Content

UIEtips 7/19/06: Folksonomies: A User-Driven Approach to Organizing Content

Organizing content is one of the most difficult challenges facing design teams. Joshua Porter discusses a new strategy called folksonomies that may help alleviate those challenges by letting users organize content all by themselves.

Article: Where Visual Design Meets Usability – An Interview with Luke Wroblewski, Part II

UIEtips 6/28/06: Where Visual Design Meets Usability – An Interview with Luke Wroblewski, Part II

In the second part of his interview, Joshua Porter catches up with Luke Wroblewski about the intersection between visual design and web site usability. Here is what Luke had to say.