As I wrote in my personal blog Loud Murmurs, I’ve been really busy lately. This is because I’ve recently started working full-time on a contract at IBM’s Pacific Development Centre in Burnaby, BC on a project that I’m unfortunately not able to blog about (but it’s really interesting; take my word for it).
Nevertheless, next weekend, I am making a presentation at BarCampVancouver entitled Effective Animation in User Interfaces, which is my attempt to present my thoughts on what makes animated elements of a good user interface that really help users, versus eye candy that can actually detract from the user experience (no matter how ‘pretty’ it is). I’ll put up a copy of my slides and examples (examples of screen recordings from Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS X) here.
In the meantime, I’d be interested in any thoughts from others about this subject, both before and after my talk.