Tag Archives: User Interface

Social Business: Identity and Reputation

Social Software is turning the idea of identity on it head.  Actually this is a trend that has been happening for long time, but it is being thrust into the public consciousness by the desire now to bring social systems into the … Continue reading

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Devaluing Email Addresses

Attacking back at the Spammers Some of my friends and acquaintances know that I am have been experimenting with a new scheme to control spam email.  Like many people, I have had to abandon email addresses in the past due … Continue reading

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Errors & Learning Opportunities

This button in this situation produces an error report … therefor the button should be disabled. I question this line of reasoning.  I have observed this reasoning used at all levels, from programmers, to UI designers, to Product managers, and … Continue reading

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Identity Update: Browsers with OpenID?

For about a year I have been pushing OpenID and OAuth as a key component to a large scale “Social Process” system (see posts here, here, and here). In the past year I have tested these ideas with a project … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Pop-Up Dialog

The more I use windows UI, the more I believe that the concept of the “moded pop up dialog box” is not useful and unnecessary. The “moded pop up dialog box” is a user interface technique that allows you to … Continue reading

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More on Disabling UI Controls

I have been arguing for years that disabled (greyed-out) menu items and buttons are in general a bad idea because it is impossible for users to know why the associated function is not enabled at the. It is quite frustrating: … Continue reading

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