Musings on ‘UI Design’

There’s More to UIs Than What’s On Screen

Computer users usually associate the term “User Interface” with what is seen on the computer screen, because that is, literally, what’s right there in front of your nose. The following comment by Flickr user SabrinaK is a good reminder, however, that there is more to the UI than just WIMPs (windows, icons, menus, and pointers). […]

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UI Impressions: “Skitch” by Plasq

Cris Pearson of Plasq — the Australian software company best known for their application “Comic Life” — was kind enough to let me join the beta test for Skitch, the upcoming, uhhh, software, that umh, well, uhhh, that is kind of difficult to describe… What is it? Skitch takes screenshots, grabs images from web cams, […]

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Consistently Inconsistent

Apple was one of the first companies, if not the first, to develop a set of rules about how developers should design the graphical user interface of their software applications. In their current incarnation, the Human Interface Guidelines still remain true to the original blend of fundamental insights gained from usability research on the one […]

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