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Automating diagrams with Visio

Michael Angeles describes a technique to optimize site diagramming using Visio to automatically generate a site diagram from data in Excel sheets. I tried it out but I

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Henrik Olsen - April 18, 2002

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Diagramming tool for information architects and interaction designers

Diagramming a Web solution's high-level structure and flow is an important initial step in Web development. Jesse James Garrett has developed a visual vocabulary specific to diagramming Web solutions. His article "A visual vocabulary for describing information architecture and interaction design" provides guidelines for the use of the vocabulary and links to downloadable shape libraries for OmniGraffle, Visio, Adobe InDesign, FreeHand, Illustrator and iGrafx.

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Henrik Olsen - April 16, 2002

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Usability Toolkit

InfoDesign has a section with a lot of free usability toolkit materials including descriptions of usability techniques and downloadable tools such as guidelines, check lists, examples and software.

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  • The toolkit at InfoDesign.com Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - April 09, 2002

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Usability Glossary

Usability First has a very nice online dictionary, where you can find short and concise definitions of - at present - 1032 terms used in the usability community.

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Henrik Olsen - February 25, 2002

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Discussion list on WWW Human Factors

CHI-WEB is an excellent discussion list on the human factor aspects of the World Wide Web. It is maintained by the special interest group ACM SIGCHI.

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  • Subscribe to CHI-WEB Open link in new window
  • Visit the archive Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - January 31, 2002

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IA/Usability resource at Evolt.org

Evolt.org - a community for web developers - has a nice section specific to Information Architecture and Usability. Here you find a bunch of short articles about various usability issues.

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  • evolt.org's IA/Usability section Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - January 11, 2002

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