Archive for the 'Visual Design' topic

UIEtips: Information Interplay – Visual Design, Information Architecture, and Content

There’s an on-going debate in the design community: are teams better off with generalists or specialists? Those taking the generalist side argue that a breadth of abilities helps more. On the specialists’ side, they claim it is the depth of specific abilities delivering the benefit. From our research in what makes up the most successful […]

Userability #8 – The Case of Multiple Link Types

This week’s episode features a shadowy UI Designer from a secretive organization located somewhere in Texas. He asks, “how should you style links that trigger different types of interactions?”

Spoolcast: Effective Visual Design Seminar Followup

We recently had our friend Patrick Hofmann a designer with Google Australia in for a Virtual Seminar covering the Essentials of Effective Visual Design. His wealth of knowledge from his years of design and usability research into visual design provided an incredibly interesting and popular seminar.

As usual, we received many more excellent questions that we could deal with during the seminar, so we recorded this podcast.

Upcoming UIE Virtual Seminar Event – Essentials of Effective Visual Design with Patrick Hofmann

UIE Virtual Seminar – Essentials of Effective Visual Design with Patrick Hofmann of designPH and Google Australia Date: Thursday, November 20, 2008 Time: 1:30pm ET (Please note the unique start time) You have the Visual Design skills to do a good job, but what tools or tricks can you add to your toolbox? Does you […]

Life w/o Javascript: A look at Nokia vs. SonyEricsson

Have you looked at your site with Javascript disabled? Robert Nyman does just that with the Nokia and SonyEricsson UK sites and finds some surprising results. It’s quite a good write up. Very much worth a read followed by the obvious next step: checking your own site out the same way. [Hat tip to NortyPig]

WSJ: “No Summary” is Not Better than No Summary

Like many of today’s news sites, the Wall Street Journal features a box on its article pages that shows other popular articles: Because titles often don’t communicate what’s in the article, the implementation gives users a chance to see more by providing a summary as a tooltip-style pop-up. However, it seems someone has been slacking […]