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The critical issue, from your description, is finding related/similar proposals. Have a look at this visualisation: force directed layout, which could cluster your documents, giving you the kind of periodic table you are looking for, that can then be explored. The UX advantage here is that instead of requesting each group of related proposals with a ...
It's worth watching Luke Wroblewski's Mobile First talk ( http://www.lukew.com/presos/ ). Here he talks about the benefits of designing for the mobile platform before designing for desktop, in that it really forces you to focus and be vigilant about what is important to show, what is important for the user and the ways users interact with the content. I ...
I found Josh Clark's Webstock '11 presentation, Buttons Are A Hack, very inspiring. He's really talking about touch-screen interfaces, but a lot of the general points he's making apply to UI design in general. Hope you enjoy :)
Every innovation has been built on the work and experience of others. Even if you think you pulled inspiration out of your hat, you didn’t. Your ideas are the product of your experience, both direct and vicarious. The way to have inspiration is to cultivate experience: study what goes on around you the way a scientist studies nature. In the case of user ...
I'm probably a bit messy here; I just have a folder in my browser bookmarks called 'inspire' where I dump links. I browse through it in quiet periods and rename the links to relevant tags so I can refer back to it whenever I need them. Nothing more complex than that for me though. I'm in my browser all the time anyway so it seems the best way of doing it. ...
Here's a great collection of pattern resources by smashing magazin: http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2009/06/15/40-helpful-resources-on-user-interface-design-patterns/ And one by Yahoo: http://developer.yahoo.com/ypatterns/
See this question on Quora: What are some interesting playdecks to get creative/design inspiration? Stephen Anderson posted a long list there of various card decks, grouped by type (creative thinking, psychology/design, design methods, etc) that should be of some use. You may not find what you're looking for. The reason is that I think your approach may ...
I recommend to read design books at first. Steve Krug, "Don't Make Me Think!" Alan Cooper, "About Face" And only after them read guidelines for different mobile platforms, it's not hard to find them. iOS Android Windows Phone 7
I haven't seen an actual great example, but I think you should be able to add rules dynamically like Outlook's rule mechanism. You can combine that by using a dynamic listbox where to quickly use the keywords to locate rules. So: Enter keyword [__________] When you type 'la' it hints 'laser'. Then you can either select to 'include' or 'exclude': ...
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