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The future of WireFrames

Really interesting article about not only the future but the past of wireframes: http://www.madebymany.co.uk/the-future-of-wireframes-00991. Its talks a lot about website wire framing, but they are such a general resource that it is worth taking the time to take a look … Continue reading

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Really nice simple UI

This is from an application called Caoo, a new application by Chris Liscio of SuperMegaUltraGroovy: It helps musicians to learn to play music by Ear and I must say its one of the nicest looking single window interfaces I have … Continue reading

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beauty, fun, pleasure and emotion by Don Norman

In this talk from 2003, design critic Don Norman turns his incisive eye toward beauty, fun, pleasure and emotion, as he looks at design that makes people happy. He names the three emotional cues that a well-designed product must hit to succeed. Continue reading

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The future of Firefox – tabless

“Oliver Reichenstein and Aza Raskin, head of user experience at Mozilla, have been thinking about the future of tabs in Firefox, and some of the resulting mockups are quite intriguing.” Via readwriteweb

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Expression Blend 3 preview

Its now available: http://blogs.msdn.com/expression/archive/2009/03/18/download-expression-blend-3-preview.aspx Haven’t got much to say about it yet as I am just downloading it as I type this.

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Concept Maps for download

Some really inspirational and beautiful concept maps for download over at Dubberly Design Office. Most are about A3 in size, and all are worth looking at! The work on their site in Application design is also worth some minutes of … Continue reading

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Card Sorting: Designing Usable Categories

Images have been uploaded to flickr from Donna Spencer’s upcoming book “Card Sorting: Designing Usable Categories”: There is also a very interesting article on Boxes and Arrows, Card sorting – a definitive guide with a much needed explanation of what … Continue reading

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Book review: The Design of Everyday Things

Originally published in hard cover as The Psychology of Everyday Things (same book except for the preface, introduction, and title) this book by Donald A. Norman has become something of a classic in the field of Human-computer Interaction, but I … Continue reading

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Interesting Microsoft video

Interesting because of the subject matter but also because of the UI work done. I can’t see all their visions working in the near future, but some things we are already seeing today. <object width=”400″ height=”220″><param name=”allowfullscreen” value=”true” /><param name=”allowscriptaccess” … Continue reading

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Nokia releases Qt 4.5

Nokia has release Qt 4.5, improving on such features as the QtWebKit module (embedding Apple’s WebKit in to Qt applications), the Qt Creator GUI IDE application, performance improvements, 64bit Cocoa support, and lots of other small improvements. More information is … Continue reading

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