Miyazaki says, "Our job as animators is not only to draw scenes. We must find the minimum necessary and important lines for the specific movement in a given action. The techniques of animation drawing are not the same as those of painting a still picture. Animation is a consequence of the audience's perception of movement created by sequential drawings. For this reason, each drawing in the sequence -- especially the lines -- should not be drawn too detailed; rather, they should be drawn less [detailed] and create an instant pause in the sequential movement.” (source)
Sounds a lot like UI design to me.
Doing a test implementation of a+rel+iframe+postMessage hypermedia UI injection (needs a better name) — using existing rel=create-form
That Icelandic register things is a great example of technology making bureaucracy redundant. Ironically, having said that, there are some prime examples of technology mindlessly being applied and increasing bureaucracy and waste here…
I’m looking at you, fancy touch screen machines who’s only function is to spit out a bit of paper (average life span maybe 2 mins?) which tells me when a desk is free to serve me :/
Cross-browser selection UI injection flow:
- Listen for
- When triggered, let s be
s.isCollapsed === false, return
- Else, let r be
- Create a new element e
e.textContentnow return useful values, and e’s coordinates can be used to inject UI into the page
To resolve: what element should e be? Or more accurately, what display property should it have?
inline-block(inline mucks up if selection is across block elements, block mucks up selections within text nodes)
- Listen for
The problem with all mapping software ever:
“Hm, that placename is a bit small to read” (zooms in) “TEXT, WHY U GET SMALLER AGAIN”
Nice #ui touch on #googleplus events: animated hot beverage steam on the header https://plus.google.com/events/ctb1p8io1eu52s1f94tren9dpj8
I wonder how small profile photos can be in multi-person streams whilst still giving each item a distinctive voice. #design
What is it called when you subconsciously expect a UI to be somewhere it isn’t, e.g. double-tapping a word in a dead tree book to get a definition, or expecting a "like/favourite" button in, e.g, an email client?
And no jokes about obsession :) it can't just be me.
Application of #geo notes or similar: reminding people to contact people in areas they don't go to often. Potential flow:
- I create an event with a location
- my software searches my contacts for people in this area
- a list of those contacts are presented in a non modal fashion
- If I can't remember where I met the person, hovering on them shows date and location of when I added them to my contacts
I updated my Web Actions spec/document with better terminology and examples: http://waterpigs.co.uk/articles/web-actions/
iTunes #fail: no easy way to get to an HTML page for a given podcast
I am hugely annoyed at @twitter’s API stupidity, but almost as annoyed by their failure to provide a consistent tweet authoring experience across their platform.
If I see “remaining chars = 0”, I expect the tweet to post, not give me some near-meaningless error message. I also expect URLs to be automatically detected and compensated for consistently across the platform. This is just crap #ui.
@Malarkey grip affordance?
I’m specifically looking for examples which efficiently present post metadata. Feel free to mention any which come to mind!
The new SoundCloud has some serious UI issues :|