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Booklists, Visual Design and Information Design
Mantex [February 11, 2003]
What's Your Idea of a Mental Model?
"As usability and design professionals, we often use the term “mental model” loosely."
Scott McDaniel - Boxes and Arrows [February 11, 2003]
The Language of Graphics
Lecture of Yuri Engelhardt on Feb. 13, 2003
Audiovisual Institute - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain [February 5, 2003]
Content and Complexity: Information Design in Technical Communication
Beth Mazur - IDblog [February 4, 2003]
InfoGraphics : Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster
"Going to be adding links, as they come, to infographics and interactive graphics reporting on the Space
Shuttle Columbia Disaster"
Nixlog [February 3, 2003 - courtesy of kottke]
Design for Small Screens (.pdf)
"(...) a 20-minute overview of how life is different for web people entering the world of small devices."
Marc Rettig [February 10, 2003 - courtesy of hydesign]
No Silver Bullet for Web Content
"There is no magical formula, no sleek software, that will take away the pain of badly written, badly
Gerry McGovern [February 3, 2003]
"(...) blends disciplines such as information architecture, information design, knowledge management,
communications and media theory, usability engineering, Web design, 'Webitorial' writing and Internet
[February 1, 2003]
Visualising Social Interaction
"Social interaction provides us with visual patterns that help us to situate ourselves in our environment. In
Internet, however, this doesn't happen so easily. Some visualisations are appearing to remedy the problem."
Juan C. Dьrsteler - Inf@Vis! [February 4, 2003]
Breadcrumb Navigation: An Exploratory Study of Usage
"This textual representation of where and how information is located within the website allows the user to
link to major categories of information along a continuum of sequential order."
Bonnie Lida, Spring Hull & Katie Pilcher - SURL Usability News 5.1 [February 6, 2003 - courtesy of webword]
Designing for Learners, Designing for Users
"I recently conducted some online course usability reviews for a client when I came across a strange but, I
suspect, not unusual phenomenon that I have encountered elsewhere in the past."
Dave Smulders - ACM eLearn Magazine [February 5, 2003 - courtesy of eLearning]
The New R&D: Relevant & Desirable
"Somewhere in the process of evangelizing user-centered design, user experience professionals seem to have
forgotten the value of vision-driven design."
George Olsen - Boxes and Arrows [February 11, 2003]
Homepage Real Estate Allocation
"On average, sample sites evenly distributed valuable screen space between content, navigation, fluff, blank
areas, and system overhead. Areas of user interest should occupy more than the current 39%."
Jakob Nielsen - Alertbox [February 10, 2003]
Microsoft Usability Research
"Last Updated: November 12, 2001"
Microsoft [February 7, 2003 - courtesy of craig marion]
Usability Views: The Usability A to Z
"2,952 articles about usability, IA, HCI and web design."
Clive McEnroy [February 5, 2003 - courtesy of guuui]
Courtesy Titles - Their Proper Use and Website Design Guidelines
"Do you need a courtesy title? (...) Did you know you could be breaking the law by making them mandatory on
Silicon Glen [February 1, 2003 - courtesy of webword]