In web applications in the 1990s, it was pretty common to see animation (animated gifs, marquees, etc.) -- since then, the industry has pretty much established this as a no-no for (professional) ...
Since I started working for a think tank I am often confronted with the problem that my standard set of deliverables are not sufficient to describe a vision. I often need to highlight the context ...
To clarify: these are messages (text or symbols) that appear right at the point of interaction, and then float away and fade out. You see this kind of animation when adding people to your Circle in ...
I have a pop up menu. What is said to be easier on the users' eyes? Should I just have it appear immediately using visibility = true or should I have it fade in using opacity animation?
On the iPhone, when a set of views have different colored and textured navigation bars, what is the best way to animate in the new view when the user taps on a tabbar icon? Should the new fade in ...
How should an animation behave when it is cancelled/changed? For example, let's say I have a button in my application that triggers the visibility of a tool panel. When the panel is shown, an ...
The whole question, summarised for answerability: How would it be best for a designer to define really complex UIs? Would it be a good approach to map how the mental creative process works, into ...
Are there applications (including web applications) that have animated toobar icons? I would imagine they would only animate on hover/mouse over, but I'd be interested to show someone this so we can ...
Sometimes applications can benefit from animations in the UI. What tips do you have for determining when you should use animation? How can you maximize the usefulness of animations and avoid ...