July 11, 2005
... so I think I'll get around to starting that UI design blog I've been meaning to start. I'd prefer to just read someone else's insightful commentary on user interface design, but haven't found much yet on the topic. There are sites like Jakob Nielsen's useit.com, but that's primarily about usability and user research, not user interface design. There are a few other sites on web UI design, but they generally ignore the design of client software UI. To me that's odd, since today the UI of the average client application is still far richer and interactive than the UI of the average web site. Focusing on web design exclusively is like studying architecture and only looking at the design of houses. There should be more discussion of the craft of UI, and that discussion should include traditional PC client UI as well as web UI, cell phones, etc.
Hence, this blog.