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Patterns : Designing Interfaces

Patterns : Designing Interfaces
Selected patterns from the book are featured here on the website, in their entirety. Here are all of the patterns in the second edition of the book, sorted by chapter. Most of these patterns are not online yet, but many of them will become available over time as featured patterns. Patience! What users do Patterns of user behavior Safe Exploration Instant Gratification Satisficing Changes in Midstream Deferred Choices Incremental Construction Habituation Microbreaks NEW Spatial Memory Prospective Memory Streamlined Repetition Keyboard Only Other People’s Advice Personal Recommendations NEW Getting around Navigation, signposts, and wayfinding Clear Entry Points Menu Page NEW Pyramid Modal Panel Deep-linked State NEW Escape Hatch Fat Menus NEW Sitemap Footer NEW Sign-in Tools NEW Sequence Map Breadcrumbs Annotated Scrollbar Animated Transition Organizing the page Lists of things Images, messages, search results, etc. Doing things Going mobile

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Design Pattern Library View the most recent patterns added to the library. Accordion There are too many items to fit into a limited space without overwhelming the user. Availability Provide a way for a user to display to other people (either the public, or their contacts, depending on the rules of the system) when they are available for contact and when not. User experience evaluation User experience (UX) evaluation or User experience assessment (UXA) refers to a collection of methods, skills and tools utilized to uncover how a person perceives a system (product, service, non-commercial item, or a combination of them) before, during and after interacting with it. It is non-trivial to assess user experience since user experience is subjective, context-dependent and dynamic over time.[1] For a UXA study to be successful, the researcher has to select the right dimensions, constructs, and methods and target the research for the specific area of interest such as game, transportation, mobile, etc. UXA Dimensions[edit] There are many different dimensions to consider when choosing the best assessment approach:

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The Big List: 40 Rock Solid Design & Prototyping Resources « Thoughts on users, experience, and design from the folks at InVision. Updated 7/12/2016: We’ve added even more resources to this post. Enjoy! Seeing your ideas come to life quickly is such a rewarding experience. Interaction Design Pattern Library - Welie.com Suggest a pattern Have you seen new examples of patterns out there that have not been described on this site? Send me a link to an example and I'll add it to my to-do list. Suggest a pattern

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The user experience: Book details potential of 8 different combinations of virtuality and reality [From Internet Evolution; a condensed report from the book is available here] Book Details Potential of Virtual Reality Written by Michael Mascioni 12/1/2011 As the digital and physical worlds increasingly blend together, new opportunities to improve end-user experiences are emerging. Theorist Joe Pine and management advisor Kim Korn outline an array of hybrid physical/virtual forms that are transforming and enriching the end-user experience in their book Infinite Possibility: Creating Customer Value on the Digital Frontier (Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc., San Francisco: 2011). Pine and Korn describe eight different combinations of virtuality and reality, which are illustrated by compelling case study examples.

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