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“Ninja Training for Web Designers”

PodiPodi - The Magical Box

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

This is pretty cool :]

PodiPodi is an experimental project in Interaction Design born with the aim to give web designers a way to enhance their websites with two new levels of interaction.


Google User Experience

Monday, June 09, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

I think this is what we should strive for.

The Google User Experience team aims to create designs that are useful, fast, simple, engaging, innovative, universal, profitable, beautiful, trustworthy, and personable. Achieving a harmonious balance of these ten principles is a constant challenge. A product that gets the balance right is "Googley" – and will satisfy and delight people all over the world.

Google User Experience from Google

Volume Doesn't Matter

Monday, June 02, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

Despite what you’ve read, the volume of text on your page in and of itself has no impact on the success of your site. Statisticians will tell you otherwise, because they observe specific behaviors and perceive patterns and think that their perceptions easily translate into concrete conclusions. They’re usually wrong on this score. The fact is it doesn’t matter what volume of copy you have if the copy is well designed.

Volume Doesn't Matter by Andy Rutledge

Five More Principles of Effective Web Design

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

This article highlights 5 further principles, heuristics and approaches for effective web design — approaches which, used properly, can lead to more sophisticated design decisions and simplify the process of perceiving presented information.

Five More Principles of Effective Web Design from Smashing Magazine

Improve Form Usability with Auto Messages

Sunday, May 04, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

This tutorial explains how to improve form usability adding an auto message which appears and disappears with a nice fade-in and fade-out effect when an user select a field.

Improve Form Usability with Auto Messages from Antonio Lupetti

Four Bad Designs

Thursday, April 24, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

Bad content, bad links, bad navigation, bad category pages... which is worst for business? In these examples, bad content takes the prize for costing the company the most money.

Four Bad Designs by Jacob Nielsen

How User-Friendly is your Site?

Saturday, March 29, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

How User-Friendly is your Site? from Demo Girl

Video & Audio: Web Page Hierarchy

Monday, March 24, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

Do not miss this one.

In this session, Luke will outline the way people naturally scan Web pages and explain how you can guide users through key content and actions using visual hierarchy to construct meaningful, prioritized page layouts. You'll be taken through several before and after examples with explanations of how a page's content was prioritized, why, and how that priority is being communicated to users so they don't need to rely on chance to use your Web application.

Video & Audio: Web Page Hierarchy from LukeW

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