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Design: Design patterns

Design: Design patterns
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Axure Design Pattern Library v2.0 This is Version 2 of the first Axure stencil library. Demo the HTML OR Download the Axure (.rp) File What’s new in this version? WebSphere Portal Family wiki : Performance for WebSphere Portal : Tuning IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Content Manager for best anonymous page performance ShowTable of Contents Introduction IBM® WebSphere® Portal (hereafter called “Portal”), with or without IBM Web Content ManagerTM (hereafter called WCM), performs well only with effective caching. There are multiple levels and types of caching within Portal/WCM, including HTTP caching, DynaCache caching, and other custom JavaTM caches. The UX Designer’s Downward Dog: Designing in a Lean Environment « Second Thoughts Posted: May 29th, 2012 | Author: Lindsay | Filed under: mobile , Projects , side project , User Interface , volunteer | No Comments » Two weeks ago, I wanted to work on a mobile design for New York Cares’ volunteers as a way to brush up on Photoshop and tinker with Marshall Bock’s iPhone 4s Template . Background: New York Cares matches approximately 53,000 volunteers every year to projects around the 5 boroughs through partner organizations. On the NYCares website, volunteers can search projects using a variety of criteria. This functionality is available through the mobile web, but is not optimized for mobile use, nor does the organization have a mobile application.

Wireframes are dead, long live rapid prototyping Wireframes, your time is up. You’ve served your purpose. You’ve brought order where there was once chaos and provided gainful employment for thousands of UX designers, but I’m afraid now it’s time for you to go to the big recycling bin in the sky. You’re just no longer cut out for the cut and thrust of UX design and have been replaced by that young upstart called rapid prototyping. In this article I argue why you too should ditch wireframes and embrace rapid prototyping. What are wireframes? CSS Animation for Beginners The human brain is hardwired to pay attention to moving objects. Because of this natural reflex to notice movement, adding animation to your website or app is a powerful way to draw users attention to important areas of your product and add interest to your interface. When done well, animations can add valuable interaction and feedback, as well as enhance the emotional experience, bring delight, and add personality to your interface. In fact, to animate means to bring to life.

Persona Format - Fluid Project Wiki Fluid Persona Format This persona format was created to organize information in the Fluid Personas. The format chosen was based on the competitive analysis of many persona examples below. Page 1: Summary Page 2: More Details Comparative Analysis How to restore WebSphere Portal back to the out-of-the-box security configuration Question Sometimes you may encounter a problem when you configure IBM WebSphere Portal security (standalone or federated). This problem can cause the system configuration files to be in an inconsistent state. Can you revert back to the original file registry configuration if the security task fails? Answer It is now possible to revert back to the out-of-the-box security configuration for WebSphere Portal You must populate the file with the parameters stated below and then run the wp-restore-default-repository-configuration task.

Lean UX, Product Stewardship, and Integrated Teams Several emergent themes in software design and development are converging into a new way of working: Entrepreneurs understand the strategic value of user experience design in the guise of Steve Blank’s customer development and Eric Ries’ lean startupManagement are entrusting designers with product management responsibilities as frustrated designers are seeking them outAgile teams are coming to recognize the contribution of UX as designers learn to function in agile environments Each of these ideas have significant impact on the way user experience designers approach their work and how businesses structure their design and development efforts. The real reason the Valley wants designers who can code: they’re better « Handcrafted Jared Spool over at UIE just published an article about “why the Valley wants designers who can code“. In it, he asserts that startups in Silicon Valley want to keep teams small and therefore look to combine critical roles within a single person, while established players in the industry can afford to spread those roles out over more people. This is partially true. But there’s more to it. Silicon Valley startups are on the forefront of internet technology.

Interaction Design Pattern Library - 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 Latest comments Form (Lucas Gwadana) JSF Portlet Development Migration topics: Tips and Suggestions Question: What are the JSF versions provided in each Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software? Answer: Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software v7.0.x provides JSF 1.1.x while Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software v7.5 provides JSF 1.2.x JSR168 portlets are supported with a dependency of the IBM Portlet bridge provided in Rational Application Developer for WebSphere Software.

Maturing Usability: Quality in Software, Interaction, and Value Overview Maturing Usability: Quality in Software, Interaction, and Value contains a collection of writings from various experts in the field of usability and user interface development. It provides an understanding of how current research and practice has contributed towards improving quality issues in software, interaction and value. I wrote Chapter 4 which describes how usability fits into the Agile lifecycle. Why The Valley Wants Designers That Can Code If you’re in a room filled with designers, bring up the topic of whether it’s valuable for a designer to also code. Immediately, the room will divide faster than Moses split the Red Sea. One side will tell you coding is an essential skill, while the other will vehemently argue how it dilutes the designer’s value. Interestingly, it isn’t the designers who get to decide if coding is a valuable skill. It’s the hiring managers. And right now, based on today’s jobs market, it’s pretty clear where they stand.

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