Design Patterns: Don’t Reinvent the Widget

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Yahoo’s interaction design department has for the last year or two been developing an intranet dedicated to sharing, internally, their interface design conventions and standards (or, to use the current hip jargon, “Design Patterns”) for their internal development teams, to ensure quality and consistency of interface widgets. It’s kind of an IA “style guide” for … Continue reading Design Patterns: Don’t Reinvent the Widget

Averaging Gradius

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Everyone bunches up near the top to escape the enraged atomic volcanoes! [continuing the theme of my previous post, here’s some more multiple-exposure stuff…] Check out “Averaging Gradius“, a great project by “Mr. R. LeFeuvre” at The New Gamer. This amazing video uses multiple-exposures to compare the game playing tactics of ten people playing “Gradius”, … Continue reading Averaging Gradius

Radio Buttons & Checkboxes

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The political organization Move On is sponsoring a kind of online 2-day “straw poll” (Tuesday and Wednesday) to determine if (and potentially who) they will endorse for the Democratic nomination for the US presidential The design of their online ballot is very interesting… The first column asks you to pick a single candidate, and the … Continue reading Radio Buttons & Checkboxes