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  1. Mar 2019
    1. Shneiderman's eight golden rules of interface design This is a simple page that lists and briefly explains the eight golden rules of interface design. The rules are quite useful when designing interfaces and the explanation provided here is sufficient to enable the visitor to use the principles. Rating 5/5

    1. quick and dirty usability testing

      This page has an irritating pop-up ad as well as quite a bit of images that surround the text. Nonetheless, it offers tips and techniques for making sure that usability testing gets done at some level and can be done by the average person who may not have time, money, or a lab. Rating 2/5

  2. Nov 2018
    1. Instructional Design Strategies for Intensive Online Courses: An Objectivist-Constructivist Blended Approach

      This was an excellent article Chen (2007) in defining and laying out how a blended learning approach of objectivist and constructivist instructional strategies work well in online instruction and the use of an actual online course as a study example.

      RATING: 4/5 (rating based upon a score system 1 to 5, 1= lowest 5=highest in terms of content, veracity, easiness of use etc.)

    1. Distance Education Trends: Integrating new technologies to foster student interaction and collaboration

      This article explores the interaction of student based learner-centered used of technology tools such as wikis, blogs and podcasts as new and emerging technology tools. With distance learning programs becoming more and more popular, software applications such as Writeboard, InstaCol and Imeem may become less of the software of choice. The article looks closely at the influence of technology and outcomes.

      RATING: 4/5 (rating based upon a score system 1 to 5, 1= lowest 5=highest in terms of content, veracity, easiness of use etc.)

  3. Jan 2018
    1. Among the options available are two for missile alerts, according to the Washington Post. One is labelled “test missile alert”, which will test the notification system is working without actually sending an alert to the public.

      Microcopy matters, yo.

  4. Nov 2017
  5. Jan 2017
    1. I wish there were a way to see comments "in-context" directly next to the sentences they relate to. There's a lot of disconnection between content and commentary having it in the side-bar and not having the text highlights numbered to match the annotation areas. Also is there any way to get an overview of all comments on the page summarized or ranked in some way?

  6. Nov 2015
    1. Peter Steen Høgenhaug conducted a test to measure how people understand icons of a CMS editor. The result: the widely used 'insert link’ icon was understood only by 35% of the participants, even the classic 'undo’ and 'redo’ icons were only recognized by half of the participants

      Amazing result!

    2. The story of the Microsoft Outlook toolbar: until labels were added to the icons, non-expert users didn’t use the toolbar’s buttons at all (with the exception of the ‘Delete’ icon). Then “Different fixes were tried: new icons, rearrangement of the icons, positioning icons under the menus from which the commands came from. In the end, one change caused a total turnaround: labeling the important toolbar buttons. Almost immediately, the toolbars were a big hit and everyone at all skill levels started using them.”

      Pretty spectacular result!

  7. May 2015
    1. When considering an overlay, lightbox, or modal window, ask yourself the following questions: Who is the target audience? What action is the user supposed to take? When will the overlay appear, and will it be an interruption? Where will the overlay appear on the page? Why does this need to be in an overlay instead of within a page?
  8. Feb 2015
    1. Group name shows on cards

      Perhaps "{user} for {group} on {doc_title}" and "{user} for {group}" in the sidebar.

    2. leave a group

      Does "leaving" amount to "unsubscribing"? Such that, leaving a group simply means it won't:

      1. show up in your sidebar/stream content
      2. won't send you email for additions in that group
      3. won't be in your list of groups to publish into

      I.e. if I wanted back in, I could find that email with the invite link and re-join (or perhaps there's UI that let's me re-join past groups).