Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Amal's Guide to Storyboarding

A storyboard (in HCI) is a comic-strip-like set of drawings about what your interface does and how it is used to accomplish tasks in a real usage scenario.

A good storyboard should clearly demonstrate who the user is, the usage situation, and the user's motivations for using the interface.

It should show what the user can accomplish with your interface, but it needn't (and often shouldn't) show a specific user interface design.

  • People involved?
  • Environment?
  • Task being accomplished?
  • What steps are involved?
  • What leads someone to use the app?
  • What task is being illustrated?
  • What's the motivation for the user?
  • What's the end result?
  • What need are you "satisfying"?
You can find here the full version of Amal Dar Aziz's excellent Guide to Storyboarding.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Difference Between Unicode and UTF-8

Unicode is the standard for computers to display and manipulate text while UTF-8 is one of the many mapping methods for Unicode.

UTF-8 is a mapping method the retains compatibility with the older ASCII.

UTF-8 is the most space efficient mapping method for Unicode compared to other encoding methods.

UTF-8 is the most used Unicode standard for the web.