the wonderful world of web-aps. this will keep IA’s in business for years to
great conversation started by peterme on the CHI-WEB list
“What does a conceptual model look like”
Finally, something to show the client!
Conceptual design: the cornerstone of usability.
There seems to be a revival of mocking jakob neilson (well, if you’re gonna
demand fame, you gotta take your lumps.) Biggerhand.com sends this new
repository of all thing mocking jakob.
By the way, apparently the infamous useit.com is about to undergo a makeover.
Don norman says his and jakob’s sites have been redesigned and are being
user-tested as we speak. I’m waiting with baited breath…
but you can make it up to him: his birthday is coming up (thanks Mike!)
Honestly his latest alertbox
is much more inflammatory, bashing non-standard design and insisting (come on jakob!) that reputation managers will replace brand. Quite well working, much like a bad cup of coffee will get your blood running even before the caffeine hits the bloodstream.
Now that we’re done beating on Jakob, check this out:
great article that explains why print has cause designers to design their
pages upside down…
It also helps explain a phenomenon I’ve seen in user testing I call “land
and scroll” Users come to a page and -before it’s even finished loading, as
soon as they have anything vaguely resembling a page– they scroll. I’ve
seen a quick up-down ‘getting the lay of the land” and an instant permanent
scroll, pushing the global nav and any banner navigation down. hmmm
While we’re at it, why not demystify another hero: Tufte!
Don Norman takes him down a peg on the CHI-WEB list
APROPOS OF NOTHING
hey! Mexican wrestler game!
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