Category Archives: General

Great ramp-up experience on the new Flickr photo page

Flickr have redesigned their photo page and their interactive tour of the new layout and features is exemplary. Read the full post for observations on how Flickr provide a great ramp-up user experience.

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How to name your product, service, or startup

When creating something new it is essential to name it. Whether it’s a product, service, or startup that you’re working on it has to have a name so you can identify it, identify with it and start telling others about it. Read the full post for practical tips on how to get started with naming.

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17 guidelines for better information architecture…from 1991

Kent L. Norman published an interesting book titled “The Psychology of Menu Selection: Designing Cognitive Control at the Human/Computer Interface” almost two decades ago. This post lists some the menu design guidelines provided in the book, adapted for information architects to use with today’s websites.

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Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Thank you readers, clients, partners and friends for a great 2009 – we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2010!

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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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Welcome to the Volkside blog

The Volkside blog is opinions, ideas, critique and discussion on interaction design, web applications, and business. We will make you think.

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  • Volkside products

    • Naview helps you create easier navigations through prototyping and testing
    • Wirify is a bookmarklet that lets you turn any web page into a wireframe in one click
    • Tweetpond is an underwater-themed ambient visualisation of Twitter
    • More …