Category Archives: Interaction Design

Docking Navigation Bars – Web Navigation Trend

I a previous post I pointed to a recent trend of having a static navigation bar at the bottom of the page–the static footer bar. This navigation mechanism is usually a type of utility navigation or tool bar of sorts.

Docking Navigation Bars – Web Navigation Trend

I a previous post I pointed to a recent trend of having a static navigation bar at the bottom of the page–the static footer bar. This navigation mechanism is usually a type of utility navigation or tool bar of sorts.

Scroll-Activated Dynamic Menus – Web Navigation Trend

“Also known as fly-out menus, pull-down menus, or pop-up menus, dynamic menus provide quick access to navigation options. They are considered “dynamic” because visitors must interact with them before they display. After the visitor selects a navigation option with a

Scroll-Activated Dynamic Menus – Web Navigation Trend

“Also known as fly-out menus, pull-down menus, or pop-up menus, dynamic menus provide quick access to navigation options. They are considered “dynamic” because visitors must interact with them before they display. After the visitor selects a navigation option with a

Static Footer Bars – Web Navigation Trend

Well, maybe the title of this post is a little misleading: static footer bars aren’t really new. Facebook had one years ago. What’s new(ish), however, is how widespread they’ve become–something of a trend these days. Below is one from CNET.com

Static Footer Bars – Web Navigation Trend

Well, maybe the title of this post is a little misleading: static footer bars aren’t really new. Facebook had one years ago. What’s new(ish), however, is how widespread they’ve become–something of a trend these days. Below is one from CNET.com

The Problem With The Semantic Web: Usability

Check out Duane Degler’s presentation User Interfaces for the Semantic Web. In skimming it, I came across this quote from semantic web guru Ora Lassila, which comes from his blog post Semantic Web Soul Searching: After 10+ years of work into

The Problem With The Semantic Web: Usability

Check out Duane Degler’s presentation User Interfaces for the Semantic Web. In skimming it, I came across this quote from semantic web guru Ora Lassila, which comes from his blog post Semantic Web Soul Searching: After 10+ years of work into

Wikipedia Roll

Here’s an interesting mashup: Wikipedia Roll. I’m pointing to the page for “Usability” but you can search on any term. Looks like they are doing some type of entity extraction to cluster facet-like groupings of concepts on the fly. That’s

Wikipedia Roll

Here’s an interesting mashup: Wikipedia Roll. I’m pointing to the page for “Usability” but you can search on any term. Looks like they are doing some type of entity extraction to cluster facet-like groupings of concepts on the fly. That’s

Bumptop Interface

Paul Sherman has a good article in UX Matters called Where’s My Stuff? Beyond the Nested Folder Metaphor. It includes a video of the Bumptop Interface, which was developed by Anand Agarawala and Ravin Balakrishnan. See the video of the

Bumptop Interface

Paul Sherman has a good article in UX Matters called Where’s My Stuff? Beyond the Nested Folder Metaphor. It includes a video of the Bumptop Interface, which was developed by Anand Agarawala and Ravin Balakrishnan. See the video of the

Wii Remote Hacks

Johnny Chung Lee is a real creative person. Check out his hack of a Wii remote to get a “Minority Report” style of interaction. No real practical application shown, but it’s quite fascinating nonetheless.

Wii Remote Hacks

Johnny Chung Lee is a real creative person. Check out his hack of a Wii remote to get a “Minority Report” style of interaction. No real practical application shown, but it’s quite fascinating nonetheless.