To: Boxes and Arrows
Subject: Gleanings: Hitting the Right Note(ation)
Jesse James Garrett, owner of the best name in the IA biz, has matched his earlier brilliance of this
the beginnings of a standardized language for IA notation.
thank you Jesse.
Found on CHI-WEB
ACM research paper:
Readability of Fonts in the Windows Environment.
“There were significant differences between the
various font/size combinations in terms of reading
speed, accuracy, and subjective preferences.”
Small fonts proved significantly slower to read
Speaking on invisible things, I dug up a bunch of links on banner blindness recently for an argument I was having about Adobe’s font page (don’t ask). I’ve done the research, I might as well share. 😉
Benway, J. P. (1998). Banner blindness: The irony of attention grabbing on
the World Wide Web. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society42nd Annual Meeting, 1, 463-467.
Webreference’s placement study:
The banner blindness study:
Internet World: Deconstructing OpenTable.com. Terry Swack and Mark Hurst. business was founded on the concept of “allowing people to book tables the way they book airline tickets.” Now I understand why I was asked to register and give credit card information! When was the last time you called a restaurant that required your personal info to hold a table?
Business 2.0: Darwin, Linux, and Radiation. Clay Shirky. So it is with Linux–after a decade of computers acting as either clients or servers, new classes of devices are now being invented almost weekly–phones, consoles, PDAs–and only Linux is adaptable enough to work on most of them.
APROPOS OF NOTHING
20 ways the world could end.