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Re: New O'Reilly book on Context

From: Steve Lee <steve@opendirective.com>
Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2015 20:00:03 +0000
Message-ID: <CAEsWMvRfnYP1cmbqkGgT9x4p=LQKC6Odro6gXtVVs-qHzjQ1gQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Anthony Doran <t.doran@texthelp.com>
Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>

Thanks for the info on material design as I've been meaning to explore it
for some time now , especially as Polymer brings it to the wider web. I had
thought it a pretty basic "themeing" however it seems like many newer
designs using a flat look it throws away afordances that make possible
interaction clear to the user when looking at a screen object. Instead,
they replace it with animations that give feedback, but only once you
figure out you can interact,

Is there any research on this style of UI for coga11y? Either in general or
for specific preferences?

PS I do like the material design as used in the new Google Android
calendar. It's clean a fresh looking and easy enough to use.

Steve Lee
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com

On 8 January 2015 at 16:04, Anthony Doran <t.doran@texthelp.com> wrote:

> This is oddly relevant to some things we are looking at as an
> organisation, across our
> apps/programs/software/tools/WhateverWeAreCallingItToday. The rise of the
> prevalence of material design, the desire to unify the UX across platforms
> to provide a consistent experience, remove ambiguity and improve the
> intuitiveness of products. It is all good stuff. People need to take design
> seriously from get go. So much software with great potential is hobbled by
> badly designed, bolted on UI leading to a horrible UX.
> This is interesting reading too:
> http://www.google.co.uk/design/spec/material-design/introduction.html
> On 8 January 2015 at 15:39, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>
> wrote:
>> Thank you Steve. I will order it.
>> Rich Schwerdtfeger
>> [image: Inactive hide details for Steve Lee ---01/08/2015 04:41:37
>> AM--->From the TOC this would appear to have much of relevance to co]Steve
>> Lee ---01/08/2015 04:41:37 AM--->From the TOC this would appear to have
>> much of relevance to coga11y http://shop.oreilly.com/product
>> From: Steve Lee <steve@opendirective.com>
>> To: public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
>> Date: 01/08/2015 04:41 AM
>> Subject: New O'Reilly book on Context
>> ------------------------------
>> >From the TOC this would appear to have much of relevance to coga11y
>> http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920024651.do?imm_mid=0ca469&cmp=em-web-na-na-newsltr_20150107
>> To make sense of the world, we’re always trying to place things in
>> context, whether our environment is physical, cultural, or something
>> else altogether. Now that we live among digital, always-networked
>> products, apps, and places, context is more complicated than
>> ever—starting with "where" and "who" we are.
>> This practical, insightful book provides a powerful toolset to help
>> information architects, UX professionals, and web and app designers
>> understand and solve the many challenges of contextual ambiguity in
>> the products and services they create. You’ll discover not only how to
>> design for a given context, but also how design participates in making
>> context.
>> * Learn how people perceive context when touching and navigating
>> digital environments
>> * See how labels, relationships, and rules work as building blocks for
>> context
>> * Find out how to make better sense of cross-channel, multi-device
>> products or services
>> * Discover how language creates infrastructure in organizations,
>> software, and the Internet of Things
>> * Learn models for figuring out the contextual angles of any user
>> experience
>> Steve Lee
>> Steve Lee
>> OpenDirective http://opendirective.com
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