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Author Topic: 10 Best Application UIs of 2008  (Read 4161 times)

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10 Best Application UIs of 2008
« on: August 12, 2008, 02:42:28 PM »
Whether you agree with the choices or not, this is a nice short piece on trends in good user interface design.

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Many winners employ dashboards to give users a single overview of complex information and use lightboxes to ensure that users notice dialogs. Also, the Office 2007 ribbon showed surprisingly strong early adoption.
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The winners of the first competition to identify the 10 best-designed application user interfaces are:
  • Campaign Monitor by Eyeblaster (Israel): Integrated management of multiple advertising campaigns for media buyers.
  • CMSBox by CMSBox (Switzerland): Content management system.
  • FotoFlexer by Arbor Labs (USA): Photo editor.
  • PRISMAprepare by OcĂ© (The Netherlands): Print shop software.
  • Seating Management by Magellan Network and DesignBox (USA): Hostess-stand reservation book for restaurants.
  • SQL diagnostic manager by Idera (USA): Database performance monitoring and diagnostics.
  • SugarSync by Sharpcast (USA): Synchronizing files across multiple computers.
  • SuperSaaS by SuperSaaS (The Netherlands): Creating and hosting scheduling and reservation systems.
  • Wufoo by Infinity Box, Inc. (USA): Online forms, surveys, invitations, and payments.
  • Xero by Xero (New Zealand): Accounting for small businesses.


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Re: 10 Best Application UIs of 2008
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2008, 03:42:38 PM »
Cool and crazy! Crazy may be the wrong word, but I've never heard of ANY of the apps mentioned  :o
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Re: 10 Best Application UIs of 2008
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2008, 06:36:29 PM »
I saw this on Reddit earlier, but I still refuse to read it.
It's about UIs and there's only two pictures!
They mention these 10 Apps but don't link to a single one of them. ::)

And then they get your hopes up, "302-page Application Design Annual report, with 206 screenshots, is available for download..." if you want to pay $98 for a PDF.   :o

Meh, I say! 

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Re: 10 Best Application UIs of 2008
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2008, 08:45:32 PM »
Heh, heh, that got up my nose as well, TheQwerty  ;D
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Re: 10 Best Application UIs of 2008
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2008, 01:33:26 AM »
Haven't heard of these either. Adobe Lightroom didn't make the cut? All I ask is that designers don't waste space on empty flair, i.e., I don't need icons the size of a credit card on my screen. Maybe that's why I like the sparse terrain of Gmail these days.