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Description - The Flash Usability Guide by Peter Pinch

What this book is about ...1 What we expect you to know ...; ...2 How the book looks ...3 Flash vs. Usability 1 Flash in control ...8 Too much power? ...9 Too little restraint? ...11 Whose computer is it anyway? ...14 Designers use the Web differently ...15 Who has the need for speed? ...18 Biting the hand that feeds ...19 Year 2000: the Flash backlash ...23 Addressing the critics ...24 Accessibility ...28 Modified links ...28 Plug-ins ...28 Internationalization and localization ...29 Whose contribution counts where? 2 Taking it easy, making it easy ...36 What's intuitive for you may not be intuitive to them ...37 What is an average user? ...40 The access method ...42 User hardware and software limitations ...44 The people factor ...50 The language gap ...5 1 "How much?!" ...52 User disabilities ...54 So many people, so little control ...55 We can't be our own beta testers ...57 Education is a two-way street ...58 Your client as student ...59 The client as teacher ...60 Choosing Flash 3 HTMl vs. Flash - comparing technologies ...65 HTMl in perspective ...67 Responding to the user ...68 Waiting for the server ...68 Flash in perspective ...70 More responsive systems ...7 1 More intuitive interactions ...72 Browser and platform-independent interactions ...74 Cost-competitive ...75 New ways to present information ...76 Future Fridges Conference web site ...81 Table of Contents The brief - defining the project's scope ...81 Company Overview ...82 Requirements Definition ...82 Site Overview ...82 Functional Requirements ...83 The User Experience ...84 Deliverables ...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590592014
ISBN-10: 1590592018
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 191mm x 25mm)
Pages: 462
Imprint: APress
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Peter Pinch

Andrew Kirkpatrick?serves as the cross-product accessibility engineer for Adobe Systems. Prior to joining Adobe, Andrew was principal accessibility engineer at Macromedia, and director of technology at the National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM) at WGBH in Boston, with a focus on accessibility consulting for corporate clients including America Online, Yahoo!, BT, Apple, and Macromedia. In addition to activities with corporate clients at NCAM, Andrew managed projects focused on web and interactive media accessibility, and was the product manager for MAGpie (NCAM's software for creating captions and audio descriptions) and developer of STEP (NCAM's Simple Tool for [Accessibility] Error Prioritization).