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AJAX Interface Design

AJAX enables faster, more responsive Web applications through a combination of asynchronous Javascript, the Document Object Model (DOM), and XMLhttpRequest. What this means for Web interface designers is that a DHTML-based Web application can make quick, incremental updates to a user interface without reloading the entire screen.

Wroblewski, Luke. LukeW Interface Designs (2006). Articles>Web Design>User Interface>Ajax


Touch Gesture Reference Guide

The Touch Gesture Reference Guide is a unique set of resources for software designers and developers working on touch-based user interfaces. The guide contains: 1) an overview of the core gestures used for most touch commands 2) how to utilize these gestures to support major user actions 3) visual representations of each gesture to use in design documentation and deliverables 4) an outline of how popular software platforms support core touch gestures.

Wroblewski, Luke. LukeW Interface Designs (2011). Reference>User Interface


The Web Now: Social   (PDF)

A presentation about online community and experience design in modern web design.

Wroblewski, Luke. LukeW Interface Designs (2005). Presentations>Web Design>User Experience


Who Are You? Get a Personality   (PDF)

Our most memorable experiences are those we can not only see and hear, but also feel. Building such experiences on the Web requires an understanding of how the design of your Web site creates a personality that interacts with and speaks to your audience. A Web site needs to be both effective and affective: not only usable but likable as well. Therefore, designing an appropriate and engaging personality for your site is not the icing on the cake (as visual design is sometimes called): It is the recipe that determines your final result and whether or not it will appeal to your audience.

LukeW Interface Designs (2006). Design>Web Design>User Experience


Video: Obvious Always Wins

Pulls back the curtain on an significant design change for a large-scale mobile app and discuss the in-depth thinking/processes that went into it. Answers audience questions and cover responsive web designs, native applications, form conversions, touch gestures, navigation, cross-platform consistency and more.

Wroblewski, Luke. LukeW Interface Designs (2016). Design>Web Design>Video>User Centered Design


As Mobile Screen Size Increases... So Does Activity

Smartphones are always with us and (as a result) used all the time. But time spent on our mobile screens doesn't just increase with portability, it grows with screen size as well.

Wroblewski, Luke. LukeW Interface Designs (2016). Articles>Web Design>Mobile>Responsive


Mobile Web vs. Native Apps or Why You Want Both

While the mobile opportunity has been clear for some time, how to best tackle it remains a subject of debate. In particular, when building software for mobile should we invest in Web-based solutions or a native apps? Yes.

Wroblewski, Luke. LukeW Interface Designs (2016). Articles>User Experience>Mobile>Responsive


Redesigning the Apple Watch UI

After wearing my Apple watch daily for the past two+ months, I've found myself wishing for a simpler interaction model for moving between content and apps. Here's what I'd propose and why.

Wroblewski, Luke. LukeW Interface Designs (2015). Articles>User Interface>Advice>Mobile


Dropdowns Should be the UI of Last Resort

All too often mobile forms make use of dropdown menus for input when simpler or more appropriate controls would work better. Here's several alternatives to dropdowns to consider in your designs and why.

Wroblewski, Luke. LukeW Interface Designs (2015). Articles>Web Design>Forms>User Interface

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