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Christina's LIS Rant
Monday, April 16, 2007
  CIL2007: Information Design for the New Web
Ellyssa Kroski
http://infotangle.blogsome.com
(specifically, most of her content is at: http://infotangle.blogsome.com/2007/04/02/information-design-for-the-new-web/)

(I'm in the overflow room, but in a squishy chair with a desk so I'm staying here... oh and there's also wifi here)

Simple - Social - Alternate forms of navigation

Simplicity
- the applications and their design
- overload of choice from the Paradox of Choice

Trends
- Centered design
- rounded corners
- lower case fonts, sans serif
- simple persistent navigation
- bold logos, colors
- subtle 3d - mirrored surfaces, dropped shadows, gradients, reflections
- (genuine and informal) simple icons
- adding white space by increasing line heights
- star bursts

User interface design trends
- ajax > large tabs, toggling between tabs, drag and drop, autocomplete
- wysiwyg editors for web pages
- previews (like for links "snap")

Social
- Commenting
- sharing
- subscribe
- save for later using whichever social bookmarking software
- what are other people saying (related blog posts, digg)
- share data (mashups)
- social networking

Alternate Navigation
- visual representations
- by user pictures
- by tag cloud
- what's hot, what's popular, what's new, featured } quick digests combined as a zeitgeist
- heat maps (summize -- weird)
- relationship maps
- time (digg swarm, etsy time machine)
- map (etsy)

Summary
evolve and be nimble

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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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