A lot of computer and Web user-interfaces involve clicking.My wife Jane sat in our office a few weeks ago and about a minute later exclaimed “Does all the clicking not drive you mad?”
We really didn’t notice.
But would you prefer an interface where you don’t click it?
A couple of resources I’ve been enjoying recently:
Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design by Jenifer Tidwell
UI Patterns and Techniques website
As they say: no need to reinvent the wheel!
Stuck for how best to display your navigation? Needing to present your data in a usable way? Need help deciding how to enable users to make a choice?
Great online resource for design patterns: Interaction Design Pattern Library.
Also check out The Usability Kit from SitePoint, which includes magnetic “Web Widgets” that you can stick on a magnetic whiteboard and design user-interfaces in half the time. Only US $197.