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Archive for the ‘Usability’ Category

Design your own visual maps with data points: Eerste stapjes in LocalFocus

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/30

[WayBack] Eerste stapjes in LocalFocus: [WayBackZwemwaterkwaliteit Nederland 20180724

Via: [Archive.isHitte in de stad: code oranje uitgeroepen – Amsterdam – PAROOL

–jeroen

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How to automatically choose a label color to contrast with background | TrendCT

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/11/14

Choosing label colours other than black or white is like making a dynamic mouse cursor that inverts the colours underneath it: it fails horribly in the low contrast regions, and looks very strange on pink-noise backgrounds.

This approach is uses black and white depending on the perceived brightness:

[WayBack] How to automatically choose a label color to contrast with background | TrendCT:

What would data viz be without labels? Just viz, that’s what. This guide aimed at web designers discusses how to choose a label text color with enough contrast.

Via: [WayBack] For all those people incapable of choosing the right color combinations. – Thomas Mueller (dummzeuch) – Google+

–jeroen

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Inspect (Windows) to find Automation properties and control patterns, as well as Microsoft Active Accessibility properties

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/05/24

Inspect (Inspect.exe) is a Windows-based tool that enables you select any UI element and view the element’s accessibility data. You can view Microsoft UI Automation properties and control patterns, as well as Microsoft Active Accessibility properties. Inspect also enables you to test the navigational structure of the automation elements in the UI Automation tree, and the accessible objects in the Microsoft Active Accessibility hierarchy.

Inspect is installed with the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) for Windows 8. (It is also available in previous versions of Windows SDK.) It is located in the \bin\<platform> folder of the SDK installation path (Inspect.exe).

[WayBackInspect (Windows)

via [WayBack] Before i start hooking the windows messages for bds i would like to ask if there is a way to trigger “save all” from outside? – Attila Kovacs – Google+

–jeroen

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Office 2011 for Mac update pesky Window pops up every 10 seconds

Posted by jpluimers on 2018/03/27

From the “I hate my users” department:

  • This dialog pops up every 10 seconds
  • The Office 2011 for Mac update requires non-Office apps to quit as well

–jeroen

Posted in Apple, Development, iMac, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, Office, Office 2011 for Mac, Power User, Software Development, Usability, User Experience | Leave a Comment »

Some links and references to IBM CUA: Common User Access which defines a lot of the UIs and UX we still use.

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/02/04

Back in the late 80s and early 90s of last century, engineers Richard E. Berry, Cliff J. Reeves set a standard that still influences the user interfaces and user experience of today: the IBM Common User Access.

I mentioned CUA a few times before, but since an old client of mine managed to throw away their paper originals in a “we don’t need that old stuff any more as we are now all digital” frenzy, I wanted to locate some PDFs. And I promised to write more about CUA.

If anyone has printed versions of the non-PDF documents below, please donate them to aek at bitsavers.org or scanning at archive.org as they are really hard to get.

A few search queries I used:

The PDFs I think are most interesting:

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Posted in BitSavers.org, Development, History, IBM SAA CUA, Keyboards and Keyboard Shortcuts, Power User, Software Development, UI Design, Usability, User Experience | 3 Comments »

 
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