User Interface Gallery
The gallery is the work of Chris Messina of Citizen Agency, and 1 quote summarises why this gallery is useful for myself and I expect other user experience and interface designers:
“Reuse, recycle, but donâ€™t reinvent the wheel unless necessary”
by Brian Christiansen at UI Engineering.
E-commerce Design Patterns
Following on from this quote, the term e-commerce design patterns, defined as follows by Mike Baxter, the director of Sales Logiq:
“E-Commerce Design Patterns are a distillation and summary of best practice, that can be applied quickly and effectively to create a variety of specific design solutions”
This area of user experience and usability is one in which I will be posting about in much more detail during the coming months. This is a result of my 6 years experience as lead user experience designer at Littlewoods Shop Direct, designing key e-commerce pages such as homepages, category pages, product detail pages, shopping baskets and personal account areas, along with complete checkout redesign projects, one of which I have produced a an e-commerce conversion case study for checkout case study over at PRWD. This experience from 2000-2006 has provided me with extensive awareness and knowledge of how large blue chip companies are (or not) adopting e-commerce design patterns, and I look forward to sharing these insights here for you to read and comment on.