Don’t click it!

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?


Designing interfaces and UI patterns

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!

Interaction Design Pattern Library

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.