Userability Podcast #17 – My Stylish Idaho

Brian Christiansen

June 18th, 2010

Duration: 13m | 7 MB
Recorded: March, 2010
Brian Christiansen, UIE Podcast Producer
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This week, Hugh Griffith from Boise, Idaho calls into the show. He’s curious about the pluses and minuses of replacing standard interface elements. What happens when you swap radio buttons and checkboxes with more stylish graphic replacements?

Jared and Robert discuss two major points you should consider before rolling out such changes on your site:

  1. Are stylized, non-standard interface elements appropriate for the tone your site?
  2. If you use graphics, do they obviously convey that they are clickable, and can you determine their current state easily?

Tune in to the podcast to hear Robert and Jared walk you through the decision process.

Have a serious UX question? Send it in and Jared Spool and Robert Hoekman, Jr. will answer it with a healthy dose of levity. Please send your deep, vexing questions to us at We’d love to feature you on the show!

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