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Connecting – Trends in UI, Interaction, & Experience Design

29 May

Re-watching this cause it’s pretty great.

Luke W. on Touch Applications

9 Aug

Interesting Luke W./Intel video on using touch for desktop/laptop interactions.

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26 Jul

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Beautiful UI Gestures

18 Jul

Check out this great collection of UI gestures. I really like the fold below.

Fold UI

Nice example of a “fold” gesture.

The Error Only Approach to Form Field Validation

3 Jul

Christian Holst’s article Form-Field Validation: The Errors-Only Approach outlines an interesting error message strategy. The idea is that when a form is submitted and errors are returned, only the fields that need to be corrected are (re)displayed to the user instead of showing them the whole form again.

This makes sense conceptually because the users only see the items they have to correct so it’s immensely clear. The problem, which is a show-stopper, is the loss of context. If the user wants to change their inputs based on their errors, they’ve already lost the context of the form itself.

It’s an interesting concept though and may have some specific use cases where it might be advantageous to minimize the amount of data displayed to the user, like in mobile contexts.

Clear’s Gesture Based UI

15 May

The “to-do list” app market is pretty flooded by now with tons of great options but Clear’s interface is hands down the most elegant. My only concern is the interface gestures it uses don’t necessarily feel natural and intuitive. Instead they feel like they are a learned behavior. The simplicity is fantastic, but there is something to be said for interfaces that use metaphors and interactions modeled on real life behaviors.

Take a look at their promo to see what you think.

PSFK Report: Future of Real Time Information

10 May

I finally spent some time going through all these PSFK reports, which are all pretty genius. The best of the bunch is the Real Time Information report. It is the most insightful in regards to the holistic impact that mobile technologies are having on our lives.

I worked with Deborah Estrin, who is quoted throughout the report, at CENS/PIER to create a demo of some of the work they are doing with personal environmental data. It was exciting to see how they were able to take these extremely broad data sets and personalize them in a relevant way. You can see some of the work I did at peterburnham.com.

Check out the PSFK  Future of Real Time Information report below.

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