links for 21 April 2006

Paging vs. Scrolling (Longer passages, not search results) Participants stated that they found the Paging condition to be “too broken up,” and that they had to “go back and forth” quite a bit to search for information. It is possible then, that for searching as well, viewing more of the document on a single scre (tags: usability research paging scrolling) Visualising Time Visualising time or,…

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abominable movie adaptations of books (via Kottke)

Jason Kottke has a list on his blog today of movie adaptations of books and which he has seen/read. Personally, I have had too many horrible experiences of movie adaptations almost obliterating the beautiful mental imagery I had of favourite books. So, who wants to make another list with me of movies adaptations where warnings should be given to anyone who has actually *read* the…

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User Experience & Cognitive Pleasures (there’s easy, and then there’s *experience*)

User experience and usability are two different things. And usability does not always imply a system or interface that does not require any learning, or any enquiry, or any challenge on the part of the user. I constantly find myself trying to walk a balance between using ‘convention’ where it is most appropriate, but also looking for ways that we can look to use new…

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nerdy blog post (cool stuff for bloggers)

got a blog? this might interest you. Have you heard that Feedburner now support email subscriptions? Just copy and paste a little code into your template and they’ll do the rest. I signed myself up and received one of my own emails this evening, and it was a very satisfactory experience. So, if you want to get emails from here on, scroll down the homepage…

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