I'm in the earliest possible stages of building a web interface that will make it easy to display, graph, download, summarize, and interact with a wide variety of data. If you use scientific data from the internet, what are some of the websites you've encountered that make using data the easiest, most intuitive, and give you the best control? Also, what are some must-have features for you, and some of the best and worst design decisions the site builders have made? [more inside]
Can my smartphone simultaneously (i) accept input from my mouse and (ii) send output to my monitor? [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]
What are some well-designed web apps that dynamically add/remove content (notifications) to pages without using lightboxes/overlays?
Please share some great user interface examples involving password setup and password reset. [more inside]
Is there a way to specify exactly where, on my screen, each successive new window should appear? [more inside]
Calling all UI designers: What are your favorite books/resources? What is "required reading"? Where should I start? [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]
What user interface 'technique' is available (or may come to be available) on touch screen based devices that replicates the 'mouseover' function of a traditional computer? [more inside]
What is a good domain name for a site showcasing online banking screenshots? [more inside]
I don't like the WordPress 2.5 look and feel. I am not interested in switching CMSes. What are my options for basic postings to my blog with minimal interaction with the WordPress interface? [more inside]
I have a few pdfs of tabular data that I would like to use in a spreadsheet and/or database. Acrobat Reader is not cooperating; it converts obvious tabs into spaces. Is there some way to get this data, properly formatted? [more inside]
What was the site that mirrored allmusic.com's content but didn't suck? [more inside]
What are some examples of newspaper, magazine, or content archive sites that you think have really good search interfaces? [more inside]
Has anyone ever read any books, etc. about human-computer interaction or user interface design that were particularly worthwhile? [more inside]
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.