I’ve met so many people who only talk about UI and interaction designs when it comes to discuss UX. Sometimes I feel like these people use the word “UX design” as a fancier way to say “UI and Interaction design”. Terrible misunderstanding. I would like to address what UX design is from my perspective once and for all.
inFORM - Interacting With a Dynamic Shape Display
Don’t you think interactions that happen on your touch screens are a bit bland, cold, and too distant? I do. Mobile technology that bridges people in distant places should not be limited in flat displays. It should be warmer, more palpable….., and more human in order to really connect people.
Look at this tangible UI created by MIT media lab. This is how it should be.
This article showcases array of very good examples for current mobile-responsive design era. It’s deliberately explaning why it matters. A good article.
This article looks at some examples of interaction design in which smart interaction, defined by subtle animation, gently improves the user experience. Weâll share some lessons drawn from various models and analyze why these simple patterns work so well.
Of course, how people perceive color is highly depending on his/her cultural context. We need to learn it before deciding colors on your design. But this is still a good reference.
The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting—and most controversial—aspects of marketing.
I’ve been Mac user since 2008. Before that I was Windows user all the way since 1993. I wasn’t a big fan of Microsoft UIs back in the day. It was just ok design and visually not interesting at all.
Now that Microsoft made the biggest UI design on their leading OS, Windows, I have to say it’s actually quite interesting change. Yes, I know some people had a very hard time finding how to turn off the computer or other very basic functions. That was quite messed up. However, it doesn’t simply mean the design itself is bad. If you look closely, there is many interesting designs in it and you can absolutely learn from it.
It’s more educational for UX practitioners to think about WHY they designed this way and WHAT intention was behind it. I recommend to do it, It’s quite a good practice.
Related note: Look at UI and interaction design around Control Panel. It was most painful part for most of users. See how they managed this part. It is not perfect at all, but you see lots of effort.
It’s recommended to read this article both beginner and expert UX practitioners. It’s always quite interesting how other professionals setup their own lab.
Yes, they are likely to be forgotten when days are busy.
Not new, but good to read it again.
- Focus on the Primary Task
- Elevate the Content that People Care About
- Think Top Down
- Give People a Logical Path to Follow
- Make Usage Easy and Obvious
- Use User-Centric Terminology
- Minimize the Effort Required for User Input
- Downplay File-Handling…
That applies ANY project. Great tip!
Don’t spend too much time for planning your study!
Sometimes do first improve next works much better.
Your plan will never be perfect - it just needs to be good enough to point you in the right direction and should continually evolve.
What the…. it’s something really new….
In fact, there are disabled people who plays piano with their own tongue, so I think it is not too crazy as it seems.
Researchers Develop Interface for Paralyzed to Control Machines With Their Tongues:
A group of engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have created a way to control… just about anything (but most likely, things like wheelchairs) with a combination of a magnetic tongue piercing and a paired retainer.
The user would press the tongue piercing against different parts of the retainer to send signals.
…The system is called the Tongue Drive, and it relies on a waterproof retainer on the roof of the mouth containing a Li-ion battery, induction coil for charging, and and several magnetic contact points to detect the position of the tongue-mounted magnet. It’ll then beam the signal wirelessly to a mobile device—iOS devices like the iPhone and iPod Touch are mentioned—and the mobile device shoots those commands over to whichever device is meant to be controlled.