Category Archives: User Interface Design

Two More Reasons to Love Gmail

I’d like to extend a kudos to Google for two relatively new design improvements on Gmail. Brace yourself for a barrage of screenshots! The first improvement is a “Track package” button that will often appear next to an e-mail sent to a … Continue reading

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Small Improvement on Wikipedia Makes a Big Difference

Wikipedia has made a subtle improvement to its site that should greatly improve the site’s usability and user experience. The average article on Wikipedia includes footnotes (citations) of research sources and additional relevant information. Until recently, when a user clicked … Continue reading

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Trend: Flat Design

I’ve been reading about a trend called “flat design,” which is a form of user interface/web design that involves minimal use of drop shadows, gradients, 3D graphics, or anything else that would give the illusion of depth.  Flat designs have … Continue reading

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LinkedIn: 10 Years of Great Design

I received this e-mail from LinkedIn a few days ago: Riley, you and your amazing network are the heart and soul of LinkedIn. As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we want to say thank you by sharing some inspiration for the next … Continue reading

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Starting Off

I have created this blog in the hope of bringing more awareness to the concept of integrating user experience design (UXD) into library and business services, technologies, policies, and infrastructures. For newbies, UXD is broadly defined and understood as “an … Continue reading

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