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My So-Called Dilemma

I find myself returning again and again to the conflict I felt when reading Norman's Design book. Is design in the world or in the head? The question now seems central to everything. Do I design/learn/teach from the perspective of a single user? Do I embed my intentions in social participation? Or do I even… Continue reading My So-Called Dilemma

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Advanced Patterns

Tidwell, J. (2005). Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design. O'Reilly Media. Retrieved from the Internet March 4, 2010 at http://designinginterfaces.com/. Tidwell's later chapters expand her work into data, input, editors, and aesthetics. While some concepts in these chapters overlap with previous ones (for example, a Jump To Item is merely an implementation of predictive… Continue reading Advanced Patterns

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Patterns of Design

Tidwell, J. (2005). Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design. O'Reilly Media. Retrieved from the Internet February 26, 2010 at http://designinginterfaces.com/. The goal of creating a taxonomy of design patterns for interfaces is admirable; while I have reservations about any collection of "best practices" (I prefer "good practices"), the practical analysis offered in the website… Continue reading Patterns of Design