Understanding Risk Improves Rating and Reputation Systems
Rating and reputation systems
can reduce uncertainty decisions during online transactions. Alex Kirtland and Aaron Schiff give us solid practical advice on how to design them successfully.
Reaching Users with Word and Image
Though popular in the development process, designers can use comics for communication to consumers as well. Rahel Anne Bailie digs into her past to show us how she has used comics in the past in the hope that we can utilize them with a wider audience.
In this article, part five of a series, the author describes ways to enhance the long-term value and user experience quality of portals by encouraging portability and natural patterns of dialog and interaction around aggregated content.
This article is the fourth in a series sharing a design framework for dashboards and portals. In this installment, Joe Lamantia demonstrates how to connect content containers to ease navigation at all levels of the architecture.
Podcast with Milissa Tarquini
Milissa and Jeff discuss how this long held rule in web design is being de-bunked by web analytics and user testing, as well as how this will impact design and development processes based on screen resolution and browser compatibility.
This excerpt from Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages examines the contributions of Denis Diderot to the knowledge of Western societies and how Wikipedia’s rise echoes the rise of his Encyclopédie.
The need to cram as much into the top few inches of any interface has become nearly branded on the design psyche over the years. Milissa Tarquini considers how the myth of the fold does everyone involved a great disservice.
The Design Behind the System
Joe Lamantia covers the design principles underlying a building block system and the simple guidelines for combining blocks together to create any type of tile-based environment. (Part 2 in a series)
Accessible information architecture builds a bridge between planning, design, and development. Frances Forman gives us a place to start thinking more deeply about how information can be structured and transformed to make user interaction more flexible for everyone.