I'm looking for resources that explicitly lay out what probably has a more technical name but what I think of as the generalized visual language of most modern UIs (especially as pertaining to web design). My goal is training computer-illiterate/technophobic people to be able to recognize common UI elements across multiple websites and applications. Specifics inside. [more inside]
I need to improve my skills at making mobile apps (and websites) usable and beautiful. What resources do you recommend? [more inside]
The KORG minilogue is a really sweet modular, analogue synthesiser. It must, I think, have a hybrid (digital / analogue) architecture, and that raises a bunch of UI / UX questions... [more inside]
I am looking for software (no video games; see inside for explanation) that lets you design the graphical user interface however you wish before you start actually using the software. [more inside]
Are there any basic online tips for how to approach mobile app design (for print designers who have a formal training)? Resources for how to design for different screen sizes (there are so many of them), latest trends in UI/UX, and most helpful critique/help forums for beginners would be a great help.
I've been making websites since 1997, when I set up my first GeoCities site learning out of the HTML for Dummies Quick Reference. Sadly, my skills plateaued around when I was graduating college in 2008. I've got seven days of free time coming up in a sort of work mini-sabbatical... help me get up to date! [more inside]
UX Designers - How do you decide the types of deliverables that are necessary on the projects you work on? [more inside]
Who are the best (most innovative, most polished, most competent) designers of user experiences on various Linux platforms? Similarly, what Linux-based programs or application do an excellent job on UI/UX? [more inside]
How did the magnifying glass and binoculars stop visually magnifying screen-rendered elements and come to prompt for search terms? [more inside]
I'm currently coding an iPhone messaging client app which could use a designer for the screens and the app icon. I've tried oDesk.com and I'm having doubts about the quality of some of the applicants. Are there any good suggestions for websites that can provide a good designer? I'm looking for high quality work and I'm willing to pay a reasonable rate for it (though I would rather pay per project - currently I set $1000 for the project).
What I would like to know is for those of you actually in the field who work in UI/UX design what the day to day is actually like. [more inside]
Do you have good examples of WYSIWYG / GUI based editors for User Interface or App design? [more inside]
I'm looking for more online galleries in the visual design style of Pinterest and Saatchi Online. [more inside]
My background is in Web Development, but I just took a "User Interface" Developer position. What are some good resources to help me move from the world of code to the world UI? [more inside]
Is there any convention or other way to make subscript / superscript icons look intuitive? [more inside]
What are some well-designed web apps that dynamically add/remove content (notifications) to pages without using lightboxes/overlays?
I think I want to be a UX/UI designer. Tell me about the nitty-gritty of daily life and whether a grad program would be worthwhile. [more inside]
Where's the best place for UX/UI/IA/ID people to work in New York City? I'm an interaction designer/user experience person at an agency in NYC looking for something new. Khoi Vinh's essay, The End of Client Services, has me thinking that it's time to step away from agency life. [more inside]
Have you ever seen an online archive with an unbelievable design for users? A large archival online collection that's easy to navigate, tells you exactly what you want to know, and loads easily? Can you tell me what it is? [more inside]
I'm looking for user interface (UI) and user experience articles, tutorials, and resources specifically targetted at tablet applications. [more inside]
Help me to understand a prevalent console-based video game UI design decision : Why do so few developers allow the player to freely remap buttons on their controller? [more inside]
Help me organize boat-loads of data in a well-designed, user-friendly way! I'm making a website for an organization with a very comprehensive and interesting audio archive (say, 1500 items). I'm trying to find a way to represent the archive (about 24 items at a time, per page) in a visually easy, comprehensible way. [more inside]
Is there a gallery like cssmania.com for web applications? Not marketing websites, web application UIs similar to this list from Jakob Nielsen? [more inside]
Form plus function, please. Recommend some blogs that you like for their successful combination of design plus usability. [more inside]
Which agency/individual designed cnn.com?
CSSPopupFilter. I adore parenthetical comments, but they clutter up my writing, so in one of my projects, I pulled them out as endnotes. Then I discovered a clever way of doing them as css popups. But am I happy? No. [mi] [more inside]
A friend of mine is doing a study of websites that look beautiful, but have an air of exclusivity about them. I can't help, because I only ever use the internet for
skanky amateur pr0n the latest cricket scores. Can anyone else suggest anything appropriate?
Has anyone ever read any books, etc. about human-computer interaction or user interface design that were particularly worthwhile? [more inside]
I have been assigned as Project Manager for a project to design our company website. In order to understand how it will be navigated and ensure that all the project stakeholders understand its high-level structure, we will need to create a sitemap / site outline. Can anyone recommend any software or methodology ( sticky-notes on a wall? ) for doing this? I have tried using Visio, and it just seems too cumbersome.
A friend of mine has a philosophy PhD paper that takes the form of 100s of short aphorisms. There are several different narrative "paths" through these. He wants to put them on the web and allow people to choose their paths through. What's the best way to do it? each aphorism as an xml record, each with a "tag" for "next aphorism in path A", "next for path B.." etc? Bonus Guinness for suggestions on how web users can set up and save their own "paths" thru for others to follow.
Best designed "information" sites? I've done a lot of web sites for bands / independent films / small businesses. I've now been asked to create a site for a large government organization and am scouring the web for design inspiration. What are your favorite sites (not necessarily gov't) that are clean/modern and well organized and/or offer features you think are important to a site that has a heft of wide-ranging information?
UI design question -- I have a Windows application, basically a frontend to a database, whose interface has mututated over the years, through various "enhancements," to the point that it's almost unusable by the non-technical people for whom it exists. Anyone have any recommendations of firms that do UI makeovers? What could I get for around $5,000?
I came up with a cool UI design (I think that's what it would be called) a few years ago but never learned enough programming to build it. Anyone with knowledge willing to appropriate the idea (or, barring that, tell me why it sucks)?
HTML/CSS: Damn it Jim! I'm an architect of buildings, not of the web! I've been working on the web site for our chapter of the AIA in Europe. I've been trying to learn as much as I can about HTML and CSS -- looking, reading, trial and error. Our new site is coming along but I have one vexing problem. On the front pages of two directories, some browsers exhibit three odd characters at the upper left hand corner of the page: ï»¿. Links are inside... [more inside]
How do you become an internet phenomenon? I am a writer who wants exposure and my friends keep telling me to start a website. I've started many a blog--all dismal failures--and need perhaps good advice on how to (a) construct a unique, functional website that is easy to post on and (b) get exposure. Figured this was a good place to ask. Thanks!