What Makes an Interface Communicate?. Peter Merholz Work: http://epinions.com Play: http://peterme.com/ This talk: http://peterme.com/web00. Is that the right question?. How does an interface communicate?
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This talk: http://peterme.com/web00
“Crank it up!”
“Turn that down!”
Volume is up/down
Non geeks beware!
1.All sites need to look like Amazon or Yahoo – FALSE2.An interface “metaphor” MUST exist – FALSE3.Site maps MUST be made available – FALSE4.Hypertext navigation is ALL YOU NEED – FALSE5.People are lame and won’t get it…they need help – FALSE6.DHTML makes for the coolest nav. elements – FALSE7.Always design with technology in mind – FALSE8.Stay away from certain colors or ONLY USE certain colors – FALSE9.Use Flash whenever possible – FALSE10.When using Flash, ALWAYS incorporate Techno music – FALSE
A.Take the G out of GUI.B.Focus on information delivery in the age of information.C.Reduce cosmetics down to functional form.D.Integrate UI into the content and avoid separation, focusing the user’s attention to experience rather than the experience of use.