Monthly Archives: March 2009

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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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

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