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Keeping Up Appearances in Website Design

Bruce Tognazzini’s online article “First Principles of Interaction Design” suggests a specific guide on essential and effective formal applications in web design. Tognazzini’s must-have list goes beyond the importance of effective design elements such as good typography, recognizable icons, or … Continue reading

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The Complexity of Everday Websites

According to Don Norman’s book The Design of Everyday Things the inefficiency of product design can be traced back to how the user is unable to visually understand how to control all the functions in a overwhelming and complex design. … Continue reading

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The Good and The Bad of Emotional Design

Emotional design is the process of how a user responds emotionally while viewing and interacting a product based on its visually appearance. According to Donald Norman’s theory on emotional design the user is more engaged in a product that is … Continue reading

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Alan Funk Blog 2: MarkBaskinger’s Pencils Before Pixels

Mark Baskinger believes that hand drawing (i.e. pen and pencil sketching) is an essential tool for interface designers to become better visual problem solvers resulting in an easier transition into digital applications. All designers including those involved with interfacing should … Continue reading

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Alan Funk Interface Blog 1-Good Design in the Digital Age

Richard Buchanan’s article “Good Design in the Digital Age” stresses the responsibility of the digital designer’ to immerse the user in an activity that provides a meaningful and comfortable experience. The most effective interface communication relies not only on a … Continue reading

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