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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.

Accessibility Updates in iOS 6

27 Jul

Apple is finally taking a more proactive stance to begin integrating accessibility features into their iOS 6 platform. So far the updates seem fairly minimal, but it’s a step in the right direction.

Apple accessibility

Apple’s Guided Access locks the user into a single app and restricts access to specific screen navigation elements to provide enhanced tast focus.

Mobile, and especially touchscreen, has traditionally been plagued with accessibility issues, which is partly due to the relative newness of the platform as well as inherent form factor limitations. At the same time, mobile is also the one area that has the largest capacity to affect change in the lives of those with disabilities.

Hopefully we’ll start to see more mobile applications that consider the 19% of the population who have some type of disability.

Read more at UX Magazine’s great article Designing for Everyone: The Role of Accessibility in Service Design.

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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.

iOS Sexy Interface Guidelines

17 Jul

Some people really have too much time on their hands…

woman with painted iOS UI painted on her

WTF iOS Guidlines

See the whole collection here

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.

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