Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Contextual buttons

Confusion with context buttons ...

"I have noticed a trend in virtual interfaces that exploits their ephemeral nature, where a single button is used today where two buttons used to be used in the past. The button label is used to both clear a state of the system and the action the button can do. Who else finds they pause slightly in these contexts even after becoming “experts” in these systems?

Of course I’m going to use the covetted champ of design, the iPod, and critique it. I mean it is so easy to nitpick “perfection” b/c it gives us clear lines, with the distractions of too many interrelated mistakes.

So here is the mini view of iTunes while playing a song:"   continued ...   (Via Synaptic Burn)

iTunes Pause. - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

iTunes Pause.

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