Category Archives: Usability

See also PIM, Cognitive Styles

Small differences

Big improvements of think tools are often achieved through rather small differences, such as the “targeted zooming”, or now the “semantic text view” of iMapping.
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Address bar usability

The address bar of the browser is more and more devaluated. In IE8 beta 2, a delete icon is right where I usually click.
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Information Design and Manipulation

A fascinating paper by Bret Victor provides an excellent analysis, and a debatable conclusion; That interactive elements are inappropriately used in information design, and that they should be reduced. I agree that they are not ideal BEFORE presentation of data but still have a great potential for knowledge work AFTER page loading.
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