UI Design Stories (up to 2008) | UI
Design Blinks (2010-2013)
By Gerd Waloszek
On my "column" pages, I present articles covering
a number of user interface (UI) design topics. This page provides
an overview of the articles that I published on this Website.
UI Design Stories (up to 2008)
These articles were originally published on an SAP-internal User Experience
Website. The article series started at the end of 2004 - I closed that
section at the end of 2008.
site, I republish my articles (a few have also been published on the
SAP Design Guild Website) hoping that some visitors will find them useful
and interesting. Of course, I removed all SAP specifics. The articles
are assigned to three different categories:
- DAU Stories: Here I tell stories that deal with "stupid" users,
that is, DAUs (DAU = dumbest assumable users) - usually, it's me.
- UI Design Thoughts: Here, I think about UI design
- UI Design Issues: In these articles, I cover various UI
Below, I provide a complete list of the articles in the different
groups. The articles are ordered by date, starting with the oldest articles
(that is, they are NOT ordered like blogs...). For
an overview of the respective sections and short descriptions
of the articles, click the "overview" links.
DAU Stories (up to 2008)
To overview of DAU Stories
UI Design Thoughts (up to 2008)
To overview of Design Thoughts
UI Design Issues (up to 2008)
To overview of Design Issues
UI Design Blinks (2010-2013)
On the SAP Design
Guild Website (the link leads to a respective article on the SAP
User Experience Community),
I started a column with short, blog-like articles called UI Design
were in the spirit of the articles presented above. The column was active
from 2010 until my retirement in November 2013.
Here, I offer most of the articles (I left out a few articles that
were specific to SAP, the SAP Design Guild, and the Interaction Design
Foundation) with slight adaptations, because the SAP
Design Guild Website archive has been closed in the meantime.
Maybe I will continue this column here one day (after my interest
in design has returned...)
2013 Blog Roll
To overview of 2013 Blog Roll
- November 22, 2013: Thank
You and Good-Bye!
- November 20, 2013: A Lesson
from Colin Ware's Book Information Visualization
- October 24, 2013: A
Tour de Force of Designers in the Software Realm
- October 17, 2013: Keyboard
- October 8, 2013: Milking
the Wooly Sow for Eggs
- October 2, 2013:
Making Life "Easier" on Vacations?
- September 11, 2013: With
a Smile on His (or Her) Face…
- August 30, 2013: Swinging
Between Designing the Big and the Small Things
- August 6, 2013:
Coffee Machines, the Burdens of Experience, Resulting Mental Models,
and a Lack of Attention – and the Role of Design
- August 1, 2013: Suggestions
for Expanding Don Norman's New Version of His Book The Design of
- July 17, 2013: A
Journey Across Touchpoints at Heidelberg Main Station
- July 10, 2013:
iPad Dog Salon (guest column)
- July 2, 2013: An
Introduction to Milan Guenther's Book Intersection and to the
Enterprise Design Framework It Presents
- June 18, 2013:
About the Book Gamification at Work
- June 11, 2013: A Few
Books and Links for Familiarizing Oneself with Charts and Dashboards
- June 7, 2013: Some Books
and Links for Familiarizing Oneself with Information Visualization
- June 6, 2013: Design Guidelines
with a Backup in Research – Are There Any?
- May 29, 2013: Modern Technology
Is so Fast! At least, in Theory...
- May 23, 2013: Human Memory
- April 19, 2013: Spring
Awakened My iPad – and Old Questions
- March 21, 2013: More
on Multiple Skyline Graphs
- February 12, 2013:
Is the iPad – or Any Other Tablet Computer – a Productivity
- February 1, 2013: Bill
Caemmerer on Multiple Skyline Graphs
- January 15, 2013: A New
Approach to the Gamification of Websites – Finding the Relevant
2012 Blog Roll
To overview of 2012 Blog Roll
- December 12, 2012: Meeting
the Drum Again...
- December 5, 2012:
A Few Books and Links for Familiarizing Oneself with Mobile
- November 28, 2012:
Reviewing an E-book – Another Experience Report
- November 8, 2012: From
GUIs to NUIs – The Torch Relay of "Direct" and "Intuitive" UIs
- October 16, 2012: Fitting
a Device to Usage Habits – A Usability Lesson
- October 12, 2012:
Designing for Beginners and Experts – Reviving an Old Design
- October 10, 2012: Sushi
Rolls and the Effects of Contiguity and Redundancy
- September 14, 2012: Let
the Graph Tell Us the Answer
- September 12, 2012: Completing
My Designing the User Interface Collection – at Least
for the Time Being
- September 1, 2012: Design
Thinking, Interaction Design, and UI Design
- August 16, 2012: Rounding
Off My Designing the User Interface Collection
- August 15, 2012: Users
Don't Have Goals and Don't Do Tasks – Do They?
- August 8, 2012: Now I Know
What "Cloud" Means
- July 20, 2012: Bridging the
Gap Revisited – Are UI Patterns Removing the Mystery from Design?
- July 3, 2012: Retrospect
after Five Weeks of Owning an iPad
- May 31, 2012: First Encounters
with Gestures – Viewing Photos
- May 30, 2012: Finally Adopting "Mobile" – The
End of a Long-Term Refusal
- April 18, 2012:
- March 27, 2012: Visual
- March 13, 2012: Context-Aware
Computing and Activity Theory
- March 1, 2012: More
Experiments with Skyline Graphs
- February 21, 2012: Skyline
Graphs – New Insights on the Horizon...
- February 15, 2012: Disruptive
- January 11, 2012: Affective
2011 Blog Roll
To overview of 2011 Blog Roll
- November 29, 2011:
Bike Speedometers and Some Worst-Case Use Cases (or Scenarios)
- November 16, 2011: Technology
- October 18, 2011: Processing "pour
- October 12, 2011: A Matter
of (Visual) Perception...
- August 11, 2011: Don't
Take My 4:3 Monitor Away from Me – or Perhaps You Can? Looking
at the Options for Portrait Monitors, and My Conclusions
- August 10, 2011: What
Is a Usability Issue?
- August 9, 2011: Don't Take
my 4:3 Monitor Away from Me – or Perhaps You Can? Checking the
Feasibility of Portrait Monitors
- August 9, 2011: Don't Take
my 4:3 Monitor Away from Me – or Perhaps You Can?
- May 23, 2011: Full
Press Snap and Dumb Users Who Do Not Know Their Cameras...
- April 13, 2011:
UI Guidelines Are a Developer's (or UI Designer's) Best Friends!
- April 12, 2011:
Missing and Misleading Error Messages from a Bank Statement Printer...
- March 30, 2011:
Enriching and Not-So-Enriching Complexity
- March 10, 2011:
The Plagues of Modern Times (1) – Online Software Updates
- March 8, 2011:
A Clash of Conceptual Models Leads to Credit Card Hassles...
- February 2, 2011: The
Blessings of Auto-Complete
2010 Blog Roll
To overview of 2010 Blog Roll
- December 16, 2010: Caught
in an Accessibility Trap...
- December 14, 2010:
- December 7, 2010: Processing
Strikes Back: Simple Table Lenses Programmed Using Processing
- November 25, 2010: Excel
Strikes Back: Bye-Bye Processing – Hello Excel?
- November 16, 2010: Bye-Bye
Excel – Hello Processing!
- November 12, 2010: Annotators
Not Welcome in the Age of Ebooks
- October 20, 2010: A Lengthy
Substantiation of Jeff Johnson's Book, Designing with the Mind in
- October 7, 2010: People,
Elevators, and Sustainability...
- October 7, 2010: User Experience???
- October 7, 2010: Means and
Thresholds as Attractors – The Boomerang Effect
Last Revision: 05/29/2016