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Category Archive for 'Interface Design'

Expose – Pshaw

I’ve heard all the Mac faithful singing the praises of 10.3. Some of the features look nice and all, but I haven’t felt any upgrade pressure. However, this little trick that would allow me to have command-N create a new folder (again as god intended) rather than open a new finder window (as Jobs intended) […]

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Problems in On-line Banking

On-line banking is a fantastic feature that has really come a long way since I started using it about 8 years ago. I don’t know that writing out checks by hand and mailing them would really take any longer or be too much more cumbersome, but I certainly hate doing it. I know that even […]

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Web Outliner

I feel like I’m missing something with this webOutliner Demo. I mean I get it at a basic top view level. I guess it’s neat to be able to do something like that, and I can see where it would be appropriate for a specific kind of information delivery. Mostly though it seems kind of […]

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Are Spacial Metaphors Bad?

I don’t know that I agree with this, but it’s interesting all the same. The premise is that we talk about navigating when we mean understanding. I suppose it depends on the context, but generally, I’m not interested in understanding a web site. There are particular answer(s) to particular question(s) that I’m interested in finding, […]

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Might take some time to get used to the Interface Changes in Microsoft’s Upcoming version of Outlook. They claim moving the preview pane over to the right gives you 40% more reading room, but the middle pane feels awfully trapped in this configuration. I do like the idea of being able to dynamically select whether […]

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I may want to refer to this again one day: Can you share any guiding principals or "best practices" in the presentation of Key Performance Indicators to the senior executives of a corporation? Edward Tufte answers

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This is so cool it makes me wish I was using PHP and MySQL to power my Blog. MT-RefSearch is a Movable Type module. As it detects a visitor coming in from a Google search, it will to a query your blogs database for keywords the visitor had used on Google. It then automatically points […]

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Yahoo Redesigns Mail Interface

Yahoo! has redesigned their mail client. There are some Solid Improvements.

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The More Things Change…

I saw the article, After the Dot-Bomb: Getting Web Information Retrieval Right This Time, linked out of all kinds of Information Architect’s blogs a few weeks ago. For some reason I was never interested enough to click through. Fortunately, it showed up onTomalak’s Realm, and this time I was intrigued enough to click through. Boy, […]

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The IBM glass enginge

The IBM glass engine enables deep navigation of the music of Philip Glass. Personal interests, associations, and impulses guide the listener through an expanding selection of over sixty Glass works. This provides an interesting way to locate information amongst a range of several categories. Worth a look, but you’ll need IE to make it work.

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