Introducing Overlay Scrollbars in Unity « Canonical Design. One of our goals in the Unity design effort is maximising immersion in content, and reducing the amount of chrome and clutter needed around that content.
Unity’s new Overlay Scrollbars are a small but important detail in this bigger picture. Problem Today’s scrollbars are optimized for cursor driven UI but they became easily unnecessary and bulky on touchable and small screen devices. In those cases, optimization of the screen’s real-estate becomes essential. Other platforms optimized for touch input like Android and iOS are already using a light-weight solution visible only while dragging the content. Our interest is in bringing a more lightweight approach to window chrome, like scrollbars, to the desktop experience. Process Research There have been few attempts in the past to bring innovation in this very mature GUI widget. Prerequisites After having a better idea on the problem, and the various attempts, it was time to take some decisions starting from the scope for the solution. Solution. Nielsen Norman Group: usability consulting, training & user research reports.
Useit.com: Jakob Nielsen on Usability and Web Design. June 4, 2017 Typing a password takes twice as long on mobile than on desktop.
Follow these 12 guidelines to make registration and login less painful on mobile devices. June 4, 2017 Modal ads, ads that reorganize content, and autoplaying video ads were among the most disliked. Ads that are annoying on desktop become intolerable on mobile. May 28, 2017 Five key steps comprise a standardized framework for customer journey mapping that can be scaled to any scope or timeline. May 21, 2017 When using large-screen images on smaller screens, remove images that don’t add information. Home Page Design Guidelines (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
113 Design Guidelines for Homepage Usability (Nielsen Norman Group) Topics Author Recent Articles Popular Articles Subscribe to: While many of these guidelines can apply to web design in general, they are especially critical to follow when designing your homepage, because the stakes are so high.
Even small changes to homepages can have drastic effects. While we encourage you to use these guidelines as a checklist when designing your homepage, recognize that they are written in an abbreviated manner here. All said, these are just guidelines, not axioms. What's Not in These Guidelines In an effort to limit the focus specifically to homepage guidelines, there are several important issues we do not address. Determining Homepage Content One of the most important design decisions for any homepage is determining what content merits homepage coverage. There are several usability methods that can identify and prioritize users' needs based on real data and observation. General Web Design Vertical Industry Segments We cannot provide a set of generic vertical guidelines. Shneiderman's Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design. Shneiderman's "Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design" These rules were obtained from the text Designing the User Interface by Ben Shneiderman.
Shneiderman proposed this collection of principles that are derived heuristically from experience and applicable in most interactive systems after being properly refined, extended, and interpreted . To improve the usability of an application it is important to have a well designed interface. Shneiderman's "Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design" are a guide to good interaction design. 1 Strive for consistency. 2 Enable frequent users to use shortcuts. 3 Offer informative feedback. 4 Design dialog to yield closure. 5 Offer simple error handling. 6 Permit easy reversal of actions. DUB - Projects.