It’s a map… of the future.

November 4, 2009

Created by DensityDesign, this impressive piece of info-cartography takes a while to digest but is worth a look if you’re into this sort of thing.

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Wonder if this belongs on Strange Maps? 🙂

Also makes me think of the iA Web Trends Map:

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@iclazie


The Key Features of Social Media and Networking Sites

June 5, 2009

Smashing Magazine comes though again with a brilliantly in-depth article about the user interface design of social networking sites and what makes them good user experiences.

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They’ve chunked them down to 9 key points:

1. Simple Interface Is The Key

2. Prominent and Functional Search
3. Prominent Call-To-Action-Buttons
4. Calm Separation of Elements
5. Treat text as User Interface
6. Simple and Usable Forms
7. Real-Time Updates
8. Word-Of-Mouth-Advertising and Personalization
9. User-Centric User Interface

The article is a must read for any web designers or social media gurus, its very in-depth and definitely one to bookmark and pass on.

Read it here

 

*note: image by Kleinmania


Web design is 95% typography

May 1, 2009

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Interesting article for designers from Information Architects Japan on the topic of information design and typography. Helpful for designers who struggle with getting past the visual aspect and into the information being communicated.

http://informationarchitects.jp/the-web-is-all-about-typography-period/ 

Incidentally, IA’s 4th web trends map is in beta. Amazing visualisation effort which makes a fascinating poster.

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