People love recommendations because they are a useful shortcut, saving us the time of doing our own research. Powerful web applications are now helping us do that online, recommending music, movies, and travel options. Joshua Porter delves into some of the benefits and drawbacks of these systems that are spreading like wildfire on the Web.
Larry Constantine, IDSA, of Constantine & Lockwood, describes several of the recurring problems with user-centered design and discusses how designing for use rather than for users is a way to focus design more sharply.
UIE's Jared M. Spool and Joshua Porter recently had the chance to talk with expert web application designers, Bill Scott and David Malouf, to discuss Rich Internet Application (RIA) development, AJAX, and other important issues surrounding the creation of sophisticated web apps.
Read Christine Perfetti's article where she shows how one very innovative design built with Macromedia Flash gets past the constraints of HTML.
Hagan Rivers is a recognized pioneer in the area of Web Application Design. UIE's Christine Perfetti recently had the opportunity to talk with Hagan about some of the biggest challenges in the web application space.
UIE's Joshua Porter 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 RIAs.
By combining the sophistication of screen-based apps to the relative ease-of-implementation of paged-based apps, Ajax is a solid alternative for new interface development.
In this interview, Adaptive Path's Jeffrey Veen shares the reasons why many content management systems fail and what designers can do to avoid the common pitfalls associated with CMS installations.
With the advent of Flash MX, developers now have the power to create web applications with more sophisticated client- and server-side interactivity. In this article, we highlight web applications that truly demonstrate Flash's benefits over traditional HTML-based applications.
By combining tools like Flash and the little-known field of information visualization, designers can dramatically improve how users work with large, multidimensional data sets.