Interface and Navigation Design - Articles Archive
from October 3, 2006 to April 20, 2006

The advent of Web 2.0 technologies, user-generated content and the increased use of delivery technologies like PDF and Flash have created a whole new category of usability and accessibility issues that challenge and clash with the design and accessibility design approaches web site designers had been ... read more

Robin Good - October 3, 2006

Want to share only a specific section of a video clip? Now you can. Thanks to the latest feature release from online video editing and publishing service Motionbox (being released today), the syndicating, mashing-up and repurposing of online video content may gain some of the ... read more

Robin Good and Michael Pick - September 13, 2006

Web Accessibility Guidelines: The second version of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is in final working draft and will soon be officially released. Version 1 of the guidelines came under much criticism for being vague, full of jargon and extremely difficult to use. The W3C ... read more

Trenton Moss - Webcredible - September 9, 2006

Wiki Collaboration Tools Evolve Into Fully Professional Shared Workspaces with Great Accessibility and Ease of Use. I have now been using wikis for over two and half years, and frankly I couldn't do without them anymore. Their ability to facilitate my frequent needs to create shared workspaces ... read more

Robin Good and Michael Pick - September 7, 2006

Asynchronous co-navigation also known as recorded web tours (see also: Collaborative browsing) is an online collaboration approach used to line up a sequence of web pages to be viewed, studied or analyzed by others, at their leisure, in an easy and simple way. In the past there ... read more

Michael Pick - - September 2, 2006
Zooomr, perhaps the most fully featured photo sharing site on the web, recently launched a new version of its online service featuring a breathtaking new feature known as Portals. Portals, in short, allow you to create visual hyperlinks within images. With a simple click and drag ... read more

Michael Pick - August 30, 2006

The future of user interfaces for computer technology looks fascinating and full of amazing surprises. After having showcased the eery magic of seeing images displayed into thin air, user interface researcher Jeff Han guides you to see how amazing will be working with computers once we ... read more

Robin Good - TED Talks - TED Conference - August 21, 2006

The brand new Sony Mylo, due to hit the streets in September, is a lightweight solution to wireless internet browsing, instant messaging and making Skype calls away from the shackles of the desktop. In a web video exclusive, our friends at Gizmodo, the online gadget guide ... read more

Michael Pick - Sony Mylo - August 14, 2006

Apple has just released some sneak previews on the new and upcoming version of the Mac operating system due in the spring of 2007. Dubbed Mac OS X Leopard, the new operating system introduces many new cool features including a deeply revamped iChat platform, new RSS ... read more

Robin Good - Apple - August 8, 2006

Breakthrough in digital imaging and virtual 3D computer vision. Researchers of Carnegie Mellon University and at Microsoft Live Labs have managed to uncover new ways to create navigable 3D visual spaces from the intelligent analysis of original 2D digital images. Here a composite image, showing a ... read more

Robin Good - August 2, 2006

Increasing numbers of websites are developing new types of user interface design, taking advantage of users' increasing levels of Internet-sophistication and faster connections. These new interfaces often allow users to view and manipulate large quantities of data. This article will have a look at some of the ... read more

Tim Fidgeon - Webcredible - August 1, 2006
Xcavator is a new type of search engine which utilizes visual clues that you provide to identify and extract similar pictures from large groups of digital images. Similar to another existing Flickr visual search tool called Retrievr, which allows you to make a visual sketch and ... read more

Robin Good - July 28, 2006

Google Accessible Search is designed to help the visually challenged find the most relevant, useful and comprehensive information, as quickly as possible. More broadly, Google defines accessible websites and pages as content that the blind and visually challenged can use and consume using standard online web ... read more

Robin Good - July 26, 2006
San Francisco Technology Reporter Gabriel Slate looks at this new way to display video on air. This new technology requires no screens, monitors or other physical surfaces to be able to project and display its images. "Heliodisplay images are not holographic although they are free-space, employing a ... read more

Robin Good - July 24, 2006

Design Conversations Around Your Key Content should certainly be the second divine mantra for the soon-to-be successful online social media aggregator and publisher. (The first one is obviously "aggregation", though the obstacles and challenges are not any smaller for this other one too). Online media and content ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - July 19, 2006
Want to get a glimpse of what your future computer desktop may look like and operate? Check this video: University of Toronto student//">Anand Agarawala has reimagined the computer desktop in a way that reflects the "fuzzy" way we deal with information, taking its inspiration from the messy ... read more

Jeremiah McNichols - Thinking in Pictures - July 8, 2006

Animated talking characters are visual animated characters that can "voice" predefined sentences and which can be easily embedded in just about any web add visual impact, and, in some cases, a more human touch. "Research about interactive characters suggests substantial opportunities for them to enhance ... read more

Robin Good - June 21, 2006

Animated talking characters are visual, cartoon-like talking personalities that can be easily embedded into any type fo web site or service to provide extra assistance, introductory information or guidance to those accessing that page. Animated talking characters have been around for quite a while now, having seen ... read more

Robin Good - June 21, 2006

The latest Microsoft Instant Messenger, Windows Live Messenger 8, is an all-round instant messenger, with advanced voice and video communication abilities, integrated collaboration tools, and several more truly advanced features including PC-to-phone, SMSing and more. The highly promising new instant messaging platform from Microsoft, integrates everything ... read more

Robin Good - Kolabora - May 31, 2006

Is optimizing site navigation become more important than search engine optimization? Does the increased use of major search engines affect the way we should design the content and navigation of our web pages? Prentice Hall Professional, in an article of last October entitled "The Search Lurch: Have ... read more

Robin Good - Prentice Hall Professional - April 20, 2006

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