Best of the Best

Interaction Design Encyclopedia (HTML) An amazing and deep technical and historical resource for IXD.
First Principles of Interaction Design (HTML) Bruce Tognazzini has updated and revised his seminal article on interaction design.



User Experience Diagrams (HTML) Ways to visualize the processes and components of experience design.
The Magic of Metaphor - using metaphors in design as a way to teach and communicate (HTML)


Design + Psychology

Design Patterns

Designing Interfaces by Jenifer Tidwell (HTML)
Designing Web Interfaces by Bill Scott and Theresa Neil (HTML)

Design Pattern Galleries and Libraries

UI Patterns (HTML)
Quince (HTML)
PatternTap (HTML)
Landing Pad (HTML)
Search Patterns (HTML) - a Flickr collection of screenshots

Responsive Web Design (RWD)

Information Architecture



Web Forms

Animatics and Storyboards

Navigation, Search, and Filtering



Interaction Elasticity (How many clicks are too many?) (HTML)


Interaction Design

User Experience (UX) Design

The Long Wow (HTML)

Designing for Play

Engaging the User: What We Can Learn from Games (See the list of Useful Game Techniques) (HTML)

User Experience Flows and Maps

Information Visualization


Five Simple Steps to Better Web Typography:



Guest Presentations

Ten Laws of Simplicity (John Maeda)

  1. Reduce - The simplest way to achieve simplicity is through thoughtful reduction.
  2. Organize - Organization makes a system of many appear fewer.
  3. Time - Savings in time feel like simplicity.
  4. Learn - Knowledge make everything simpler.
  5. Differences - Simplicity and complexity need each other.
  6. Context - What lies in the periphery of simplicity is definitely not peripheral.
  7. Emotion - More emotions are better than less.
  8. Trust - In simplicity we trust.
  9. Failure - Some things can never be made simple.
  10. The One - Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.

Three Keys (John Maeda)

  1. Away - More appears like less by simply moving it far, far away.
  2. Open - Openness simplifies complexity.
  3. Power - Use less, gain more.

Maeda, J. (2006) The Laws of Simplicity. The MIT Press.



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