Category Archives: Interaction design

Introducing Spiritedd: Share your favourite drives online

We have just launched a new online service Spiritedd – “inspiring drives for spirited drivers.” It allows you to post your favourite drives online and share them with fellow spirited drivers. Read the full post for background and further information.

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Design detail: An easier login form

Jakob Nielsen recently posted an article urging designers to stop masking passwords on web forms. We came up with several additional ways of improving your website login form – read the full post for details.

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Test your screen designs with Infomaki

You are redesigning an existing website or working on a completely new design. How do you make sure your design helps users achieve their goals easily? By testing with real users.

Infomaki is a new open source tool from NYPL Digital Experience Group for getting quick feedback on how easy your website is to use. Read the full post for our experiences on how to run effective, lightweight usability testing using Infomaki.

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Introducing Tweetpond: Ambient visualisation of Twitter

Imagine an underwater world where fish are replaced with the latest thoughts from people all over the world. These thoughts fall deeper as they grow older and new ones are displayed on the top as people post them. Introducing Tweetpond, an ambient visualisation of Twitter. Read the full post for more.

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What is usability and why should I care?

Usability measures how easy user interfaces are to use. It also refers to methods for improving ease-of-use during the design process. Usability is about focusing on the users’ best interests.

When users’ needs, interests, and preferences are considered first, they are more likely to access your website than the competition’s, and subsequently buy your product or service. Read the full post for more.

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Design detail: Form field input prompts

Key function on any business website is the ability to contact the company. Several pages on the Volkside website lead you to the contact information page, and the contact form therein.

Read the full post on how we applied the Input Prompt design pattern to help users enter their contact details easier.

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