Lecture - User eXperience and User Interface design


Bad usability wastes users’ time, it increases the risk of user error and worst; it can make your users hate you.

We all as Vaadin users know this, and Vaadin as a component based framework helps us on the way.
However it’s still our own responsibility to create applications that our users know how to use and love to use. And love so much they’ll buy the next app and let us keep our jobs.

We all know what bad usability is, but how can we design highly usable apps? Where do we start? How do we ensure we don’t become blind to our own work?

Rolf Smeds from the Vaadin UX team gave a lecture on UI/UX Design in the “Vaadin at the University” series a few months back, pinpointing exactly these questions.

It is an awesome way to get started with UX in general, so if you haven’t seen it yet, grab some popcorn and enjoy the show.


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Have already watched this. Useful one. Especially the DEFAULT_BUTTON style and the readonly section caught me of guard.

Posted on 11/15/13 8:36 AM.

Many thanks, Frederik! Simple, clear, beautiful and very useful. And just right in time for me)

Posted on 11/16/13 8:16 PM.

Is there a link to the documents mentioned in the beginning?

Posted on 11/19/13 1:59 PM.

Karl, yes, the link is shown at the end of the movie.

Posted on 11/19/13 2:06 PM.

he also said in the beginning of his lecture that he would show the url to the published document at the end.

i extracted it for you. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qrMI5vYgd0g-7vSjQrJ7wkTjbwZZn5xlAVPpTnmzqB0/pub

you can also find pretty much everything in the ux section of the vaadin wiki https://vaadin.com/wiki/-/wiki/Main/UX

Posted on 11/19/13 2:14 PM in reply to Karl Leopold.

Ok, thank you. It seems that I overheard that hint at the beginning.

Posted on 11/19/13 2:29 PM in reply to Michael Maaß.

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