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Dec
4
comment Pros and Cons of a grid/dot grid based Futuristic UIs
I agree. Aside from the map, the examples are all using the grid purely for visual interest...which is sometimes fine. Sometimes chart junk. (As for the map, maps use grids, so there's some valid arguments for that)
Dec
4
comment Pros and Cons of a grid/dot grid based Futuristic UIs
fun. Phooey gooeys!
Dec
3
comment Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Dec
3
comment Skeuomorphism, Flat design, Material design, what's next?
That said, +1 for that gizmodo article. I think that's one of the few articles that makes a very clear distinction between the various ways the term 'skeumorph' is being used today. I like their term mimetic to refer to the visual aesthetics.
Dec
3
comment Skeuomorphism, Flat design, Material design, what's next?
Skeuomorphism isn't on one end of a spectrum with flat design on the other. The 'spectrum' is really realistic design v flat design. Both (or neither) can be skeuomorhpic.
Dec
3
comment Skeuomorphism, Flat design, Material design, what's next?
I side with Amit on this, but admit that it's somewhat opinion based and heavily context based. In general, though, I like my buttons to be clear as to what will happen when you interact with them and verbs often make things clearer.
Dec
3
comment Skeuomorphism, Flat design, Material design, what's next?
Flat design does not originate with responsive design. They just happened to have large overlaps in their timelines.
Dec
3
comment Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?
I don't agree with this. There's nothing objectively true about italics being 'more difficult to read'. And while I agree there are certainly traditional uses for italics, there are a lot of traditional uses for italics, and there's no reason to use them in other ways if it makes sense to do so.
Dec
3
comment Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?
I don't see a single citation in that PDF pointing to any actual research. Am I missing it?
Dec
3
comment Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?
I'd need to see a citation. The thing with most legibility research is that it's specific to very particular typefaces, often out of context, and often with very tiny test pools.
Dec
3
comment Skeuomorphism, Flat design, Material design, what's next?
And my point is that flat design is also skeumorphic much of the time.
Dec
2
comment Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?
Traditionally, italics was just a style of type. Entire books were set in italics.
Dec
2
comment Common reason to use italic font style in select places of GUI?
Not sure I agree about italic being less legible. Research is likely inconclusive.
Dec
1
comment Colored circles to signify status - a violation of accessibility guidelines?
Ah, thank you! That helps a lot.
Dec
1
comment Color choice for maximum legibility of text on glass
A better solution is to put a block of solid color behind the text.
Nov
30
comment Colored circles to signify status - a violation of accessibility guidelines?
I can't make heads or tails of that chart. What's it saying?
Nov
30
comment Designer II, Designer III, Senior, Lead, and Principal
Also, FYI, in firms and agencies, "principal" usually refers to part-owner.
Nov
30
comment Designer II, Designer III, Senior, Lead, and Principal
"The terminology varies between orgs" = indeed. There's simply no standard. I don't think there's any way to answer what the differences between those are in any specific way. The only general answer we can give you is "they appear to different nodes in the org chart".
Nov
27
comment What is the difference between a Hi-Fidelity Prototype and a visual design?
@Peter it's an issue (IMHO) when we're talking high-fidelity interactions. The catch is that you can't easily replicate the true interaction inside of Axure given axures limited scripting abilities. For low-fi, not a huge deal. But for hi-fi, I really prefer people not spend too much time in Axure making the interactions.
Nov
26
comment Which way should arrows point for a dropdown button?
I agree. I just don't think it's necessary to show that with an icon change. Does it hurt? Probably not.