Friday, April 22, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Xmarks setup

Xmarks bookmark sync manager seems pretty well designed.  I liked this little layer window that prompts me to log in or "run setup wizard".

I like this style of contextual prompts for a form.  As you tab through the form, a friendly, not overly wordy prompt appears.

The wizard does a good job of prompting the user, funneling behavior, showing progress, and showing status.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Books & Other Resources

This is where I post resources for the AiA classes I teach.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Design Notebook

A notebook of Web interface designs that I like.

Things I like...

Have become too lazy to post dates and screenshots. Breaks all kinds of rules about composition, but its intriguing and evocative.

December 2, 2009 has a cool "ticker" that indicates how frequently their service is being used.

December 1, 2009

November 23, 2009

This is great form design. It validates each field upon tabbing. So smart. Also a cool service.

17 Oct 2009

This is an amazingly helpful site that helps you figure out type spacing & leading.

11 Oct 2009

I just saw these new drink kiosks at Sam's yesterday. I was impressed with how they turned each logo into a button for a super-simple interface. Here's an article about mondo designers in Fast Company.

9 Oct 2009

This is a fun animation treatment from for "Twitter in Plain English."

This is lovely. Good design with type, good page layout, good interaction design. And almost entirely without color.

Good resources...

not only a good source, but a cool b&w interface

o boy! this weeks' is about search design