By special request, here is a quick instruction on how to embed a clickable diagram on a SharePoint site. It’s applicable to SPS 2003, WSS and MOSS 2007.
For the tutorial, we will create a simple flow diagram with 3 phases. Phase 2 consists of three processes. We want to be able to zoom in on these processes. Verder lezen
The last two workshops I have attended on the UI11 Conference were both by Joshua Porter. The first one covers ‘social web applications’, the second “Is tagging right for your site?”. Verder lezen
Today, on the last day of the UI11 Conference, we have seen a terrific keynote by Barry Schwartz, Professor of Social Theory and Social Action and author of the book ‘The Paradox of Choice – Why Less Is More’. It is by far the most usable keynote in my experience. Here is a selection of my notes.
We have always assumed that more freedom means more welfare. And we consider the ability make our own choices a key factor of freedom. So, more choice means more welfare. Or at least, this is how we think the world works. The business world has been acting upon this for many years and the public sector has been into this as well. Just look at the choices in the supermarket (cookies, desserts, toothpaste etc.).
Choice is good. But the problem is that we think that is only good. There is more choice than we need. There are three effects of having too much choice: Verder lezen
Today’s full-day workshop at UI11 Conference is an in-depth course by Rolf Molich on all aspects regarding usability testing. Naturally I can’t give all Rolfs tips and tricks; it’s his course after all. But I will share some of the highlights. Verder lezen
The second UI11 Conference day featured five rounds of 90 minute talks. Here is my impression of the day. Verder lezen
So far, none of the talks I attended on AJAX and RIAs (Rich Internet Applications) ever got past “What is AJAX?” and showcasing one or two examples. Luckily, today’s full-day workshop on the first day of the UI11 Conference in Boston covered that within the hour and went ahead. Verder lezen
Tomorrow, the User Interface 11 Conference kicks off. I have already checked in and strolled through Boston, where I enjoyed my lunch in the one and only Cheers pub.
During the next days, I’ll do my best to share my experiences from the conference. I had already put together my personal conference program and I’m still planning to stick to it.
Last January I put up a beta of my Visio template for SharePoint 2003 solutions (including a webparts stencil library) for everyone to use freely. Today I post the final version of this Visio template.
Changes in this version:
- The drawing scale corresponds better with a 1024×768 resolution than the beta version. All webpart and font sizes have been updated as well.
- Each page has metadata directly below the wireframe: Page title (tab name), application name and version (both from document properties).
UPDATE (Oct. 2008): I also have a Visio template and stencil for SharePoint (MOSS) 2007.
Yesterday, Christine Perfetti (UIE) held a talk on ‘Adventurous Usability Techniques’ for an audience that wasn’t physically there, but comfortably at their homes and offices. Four of Tam Tam’s interaction designers also gathered to attend this virtual seminar, to see if there are usability techniques that we are not yet familiar with but might prove to be valuable. Verder lezen
Dutch Minister decides that all national government websites must comply with the ‘government web guidelines’ (which are stricter than the accessibility guidelines) by the end of this year. And Google launches Accessible Web Search. Verder lezen