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Microsoft SecondLight

SecondLight can project images and detect gestures above the display meaning the UI is no longer bound to the display surface.  It also supports multitouch gestures on the surface. More at http://www.research.microsoft.com/sendev

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Tips & tricks for Expression Blend 2

See how Expression Blend can be used to design user interfaces for the desktop and the Web using both Windows Presentation Foundation and Microsoft Silverlight 2. Learn how to design consistently for both technologies and how the resulting XAML provides elegant workflow between developers and designers. Continue reading

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Application icon design

Application icon design is more important to the interface than we often first think. It is the representation of the application or interface element that a user first interacts with before the program, and we need to make sure that … Continue reading

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Book: Data Flow

Data Flow – Visualising Information in Graphic Design features a great range of different types and styles of data visualisation in one beautifully presented book it’s a good resource on how to visualise data. Check out the previews or buy … Continue reading

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The details that matter

Excellent article by Kevin Potts on alistapart.com titled The details that matter. Again although it talks about web gui design it has many great points on what makes a good designer that talks little about the tools of the trade … Continue reading

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The gridsystem

If you are not reading thegridsystem.org then you should be. Its a great resource on all things grid based, though it can be very web focussed its an excellent resource.

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what the heck is user experience design??!!

Interesting podcast interview with Jesse James Garrett of Adaptive Path. http://www.teawithteresa.com/2009/02/what-heck-is-user-experience-design.html “Its a lot like going on a first date” Podcast link here: http://www.brazenart.com/podcast_media/TwT_005.mp3

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TED: David Kelley: The future of design is human-centered

This is another older video from TED, done in 2002 but still relevant and very interesting. I particularly love the 3 second delay on the changing room mirror in Prada’s store so that you can see the twirl that you … Continue reading

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Hilarious look at Adobe's UI

So what’s wrong with Adobe’s UI: Well this is a very funny tumbl log of plenty of comments of things that could be done better: http://adobegripes.tumblr.com/ Things that particularly standout are issues with there cross-platform UI. Although praised by many … Continue reading

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Personality in interfaces

There is a lot of good content in this slideshow by Stephen Anderson, and goes a long way into why we should inject personalities in to the interfaces that we are creating. Eye Candy IS A Critical Business Requirement View … Continue reading

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