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Application Interface Design (2008)

A9179349dd2bdc67f377719f56d85656?s=47 Garrett Dimon
September 08, 2011

Application Interface Design (2008)

A presentation from Webmaster Jam Session 2008 focused on simplifying interface design.


Garrett Dimon

September 08, 2011

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  1. Application Interface Design The Softer Side of Things

  2. Build one thing and launch it. Now.

  3. Find your core. And stick to it.

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  5. Alex Hamilton If you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for

    anything. “ ”
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  8. Focused. Everything to Everyone.

  9. Find a counter- balance. You have to keep yourself in

  10. It should __________.

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  12. Seth Godin To really stand for something, you must make

    difficult decisions, mostly about what you won’t do. “ ”
  13. Steve Jobs [Innovation] comes from saying no to 1,000 thigns

    to make sure we don’t get on the wrong track or try to do too much. We’re always thinking about new markets we could enter, but it’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important. “ ”
  14. It will not __________.

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  16. Slow & Steady. It’s not a race. Be deliberate about

    adding new features.
  17. Ripple Effect. Even small changes can, and will, have significant

  18. Don’t be distracted. By features or shiny objects.

  19. Unknown If everything is important, then nothing is. “ ”

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  23. Status Resolution Assignee Opener Creation Date Due Date Category Type

    Release Priority Severity Impact LOE (Estimated) LOE (Actual) Browser/OS Relationships Keep it. Redundant with the resolving comment. Keep it. Captured implicitly. Captured implicitly. Always “yesterday”. Priority should dictate this. Keep it. Overkill. Handle with categories. Soon, but not yet. Keep it. Factor it into Priority. Factor it into Priority. Creates overhead and doesn’t belong. Creates overhead and doesn’t belong. Doesn’t apply to issues. Capture in comments. Capture in comments.
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  25. Is it noticeable? Use emphasis sparingly.

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  30. Will it blend (in)? It’s about what you don’t see.

  31. Resolved Closed Open Reopen Reopen Enter Resolution Approve Resolution Email

    API Web Entry
  32. Open Resolved Reopened Closed

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  38. Just build it. It’s not written in stone.

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  40. It doesn’t have to be pretty for you to figure

    out if it works well.
  41. It just needs to work.

  42. Don’t waffle. Stop at “good enough” and circle back later.

  43. First Draft Final Draft ?

  44. 1 2 3

  45. 3 4 5

  46. 5 6 7

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  50. Eat your own dogfood. Get to a point where you

    can and will use it yourself.
  51. Launch. The sooner, the better.

  52. Development Time Publicly Available Publicly Available Development Time OPTION 1

    Later Launch OPTION 2 Earlier Launch The Late Launch The Early Launch
  53. Development Time Publicly Available Publicly Available Development Time OPTION 1

    Later Launch OPTION 2 Earlier Launch Feature A Feature C Feature B Feature D Feature E
  54. Development Time Publicly Available Publicly Available Development Time OPTION 1

    Later Launch OPTION 2 Earlier Launch The Overlap Window Safe Risky
  55. Share. No interface should be an island.

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  57. rhino-project@apple.tracker.com A B C D E F A B C

    D E F C The browser isn’t the only interface to design for.
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  59. A B C A B C Command Issue # Message

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  61. Credits Chipmunk & Apple Core - http://flickr.com/photos/qmnonic/2649575878/ Stone Writing -

    http://flickr.com/photos/madzik/33230383/ Disco Dolphin - http://flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/1485798979/ Puppy Tug of War - http://flickr.com/photos/b1n4ry/6926617/ Camo Cat - http://flickr.com/photos/bcorreira/1897923229/ Emphasis Flower - http://flickr.com/photos/prakhar/2348656344/ Jump - http://flickr.com/photos/benmcleod/186110878/ Lego People - http://flickr.com/photos/joeshlabotnik/305410323/ Turtle - http://flickr.com/photos/randomurl/763741547/ Water Ripples - http://flickr.com/photos/trvr3307/23203774/ Sharing - http://flickr.com/photos/ryanr/142455033/ Not Sharing - http://flickr.com/photos/ryanr/142454711/in/photostream/ Waffle - http://flickr.com/photos/dasqfamily/2255557633/ Dog food - http://flickr.com/photos/direz/2845924068/ Thank You - http://flickr.com/photos/gi/304120801/
  62. Thanks.