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matthewav

Is 'mobile first' already be outdated? - 4 views

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    As always, new fads, discoveries and creativity have at their heart basic principles that are sometimes forgotten or overlooked. Mobile should be part of your creative toolbox, but not necessarily the first one you pick up.
Jade Diaz

Myth #7: Graphics will make a page element more visible - UX Myths - 1 views

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    Putting something important in a graphic can backfire. Wonder if this applies to that Ask a Librarian Survey graphic that Joe asked for?
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    It's definitely a valid point to bring up banner blindness (as in the "article" linked). Banner blindness can easily be addressed by size, position and weight (just some of the principles of graphic design that will help a graphic be effective). The environment in which the graphic is placed is very key, of course, and must be addressed when determining whether or not a graphic will be used. Thanks for posting, Jade!
Jade Diaz

'Usability of Web Photos' from UXCambridge & FOWD - 0 views

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    This one digs more into specifics of what makes a photo usable.
Jade Diaz

Myth #8: Stock photos improve the users' experience - UX Myths - 1 views

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    More on ornamental images and the myth that breaking up text with images increases usability.
Jade Diaz

Deciding When Graphics Will Help (and When They Won't) - 0 views

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    (I'd like to bridge the gap between UX design/IA and graphic design by getting us thinking more about the usability of images) Images are used for navigation, content, or ornamentation. Navigation and content image offer clear value...ornamentation less so.
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    (I'd like to bridge the gap between UX design/IA and graphic design by getting us thinking more about the usability of images) Images are used for navigation, content, or ornamentation. Navigation and content image offer clear value...ornamentation less so.
matthewav

Never Trust a Corporation to do a Library's Job. - 0 views

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    An article on Google backpeddling on its commitment to "archive information for mankind". Google drops the ball on archiving and internet activists step in to help society.
Jade Diaz

Atomic Is The Missing Interface Design Tool In Your Browser - 2 views

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    Atomic is a browser based design application allows graphic/UI designers to create work that can be viewed and manipulated from within the browser. Designers can quickly share their ideas with a link and collaborators can give feedback right inside the product. (link sent by Aaron)
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    In-browser design/prototyping tool that could change the way we work in the future.
matthewav

RefME Citation/Reference App (Free) - 2 views

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    I read a positive blurb about this citation/reference app in WIRED magazine and thought some of you wacky librarians may find it helpful.
Jennifer Hecker

JISC infoKits - 0 views

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    I came to this site via a Tweet about the "Evaluating digital services" infoKit which is pretty interesting. So are the others! "Our infoKits contain a wealth of 'self-help' material, from simple methodologies to manage projects, risks, change and processes; to image galleries of technology-rich spaces and reflections from leaders to learners showcasing the inspiring use of technology across the sectors."
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    Very helpful. Thanks for sharing.
matthewav

MIT Invents 3-D Display - 2 views

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    The display is made up of pieces that rise and fall to create a simple, but breakthrough, 3-D shape that you create.
Jade Diaz

Cecil H. Green Library | Stanford University Libraries - 0 views

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    Good example of an At a Glance Branch page that incorporates key information: -hours -map -floor plans -contact info -service points -subjects -equipment
matthewav

Zurb Uses Kia RWD as a Good Example. Yikes. - 1 views

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    Zurb story here: http://zurb.com/responsive/reading Kia's site is: http://www.kia.com Number 6 is Kia's new RWD. I went to the kia.com site and the RWD was pretty awful. * MIN WIDTH: -- images and text are blurry. -- horizontal nav completly disappears. -- the 3 stacked horizontal bars that should pull up a menu.....don't. They drop the main page and you're stuck facing a carousel and some monumental horizontal and vertical scrolling to see only models of vehicles. * MAX WIDTH: -- they don't have a max width and try to stretch into infinity. Stretched across 2 or 3 of my displays and I have the full site.....blurry. * MOBILE SITE: -- it's a mini-version of the main desktop site. -- this works well on the iPad in both vertical and horizontal orientation. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I've seen great RWD when the min- and max-width are defined and the three horizontal bars become what used to be the horizontal navigation. But Kia's desktop RWD fall short in my opinion. If anyone ever reads this, I wonder what their impressions would be.
matthewav

Responsive Inspector - Chrome Extension - 1 views

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    This is a Chrome extension that will resize your browser window to the break points in the code of the current site you are viewing. Those sites without breakpoints show a blank window in the extension. Responsive Inspector is helpful to see all of the breakpoints a particular site uses. Some have several breakpoints, other sites have just a few. It's a good learning tool. It's a wee bit buggy sometimes, but it's being updated regularly. If this link does not work, just search for "Responsive Inspector" in the Chrome browser Extensions.
matthewav

Graphic Design in 2033 - 2 views

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    It's a half humorous, half serious look at what design will be in the year 2033. Very insightful if you can read between the lines.
matthewav

Example of Parallax Website - 4 views

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    It's in French, but you can figure it out. This is called a Parallax Website (Google it). The parallax solution isn't for every site nor product. You wouldn't want to do a user's manual in parralax. But when it's done correctly the impact is meaningful and rich.
matthewav

Wired Magazine Writer Devastatingly Hacked - 1 views

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    Very interesting read, especially for those of you that link devices.
matthewav

Windows 8: The Boldest, Biggest Redesign in Microsoft's History - 2 views

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    If you think Windows 8 is just a change in GUI, you're already behind in the future of computing and GUI's. This article talks about the future of the computer and GUI's. Very interesting read.
matthewav

Mobile Hierarchy of Needs - 1 views

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    Just like Maslow's hierarchy, this is a great example of how hardware, software, apps and services have developed and can be examined in our lives.
Jade Diaz

Why aren't digital calendars smarter? | Macworld - 2 views

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    Some great ideas of things that would make digital calendars more useful.
matthewav

Greensock - a JavaScript Animation Platform - 0 views

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    I'm not sure if this will work with our constraints, but I thought the TIS web-brainiacs could determine if this is good or unusable. From this URL---> http://www.greensock.com/gsap-js/# <--- with that files can play you source download>Fancy new download experience that includes CDN links.
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