Techniques express the Craft

sitelogoHere are some of the interface and interaction design techniques that I like and use in my design practice.

 

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 Response Ability

It’s Hip. It’s Sensible. It’s Obvious. It’s Necessary. It’s Happening.

We call it “responsive design“

the InfoCloud

It shows how much and what types of information lie before you – a visual “map” of volumes & types of information

It allows you to view the engagements by topic area.

 

It’s Semantic

Semantic tags are now an implicit part of HTML. The latent infrastructure for the systematic presentation of meaning is in place. But it doesn’t mean anything if you don’t use it.

Semantic tagging = information architecture

 

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Components

The components fall into 2 main categories: presentational context and data content.

Reuseable content allows customizable context

 

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Factoids

The numbers are eye-catching. The content is easy to digest.

 It’s “big data’ – presented small.

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Keyboard vs Mouse

“Texting” on handheld devices is the new skill

UI Design is often Seduced by the Rodent.

Useful Redundancy

In marketing, a call to action (CTA) provokes an immediate response

Date Entry

You do a lot of date entry / date selection when choosing criteria or entering fields.

Here’s a simple way to speed the process.

 

Going Native

Prototype Design on the HTML model platform has advantages

“Managing client expectations” is always a balancing act

the Dialog

The “dialog box” is just that:

An opportunity to have a meaningful – and often necessary dialogue between borg and human.

There are plenty more (100+) techniques of the Usability Craft  here.

 

It is by logic that we prove, but by intuition that we discover.  — Henri Poincare

 

 

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