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Bringing together the results of more than 300 new design studies, an understanding of people, knowledge of hardware and software capabilities, and the author’s practical experience gained from 45 years of work with display-based systems, this book addresses interface and screen design from the user’s perspective. You will learn how to create an effective design methodology, design and organize screens and Web pages that encourage efficient comprehension and execution, and create screen icons and graphics that make displays easier and more comfortable to use.
About the Author.
Part 1: The User Interface—An Introduction and Overview.
Chapter 1: The Importance of the User Interface.
Chapter 2: Characteristics of Graphical and Web User Interface.
Part 2: The User Interface Design Process.
Step 1. Know Your User or Client.
Step 2. Understand the Business Function.
Step 3. Understand the Principles of Good Interface and Screen Design.
Step 4. Develop System Menus and Navigation Schemes.
Step 5. Select the Proper Kinds of Windows.
Step 6. Select the Proper Interaction Devices.
Step 7. Choose the Proper Screen-Based Controls.
Step 8. Write Clear Text and Messages.
Step 9. Provide Effective Feedback and Guidance and Assistance.
Step 10. Provide Effective Internationalization and Accessibility.
Step 11. Create Meaningful Graphics, Icons, and Images.
Step 12. Choose the Proper Colors.
Step 13. Organize and Layout Windows and Pages.
Step 14. Test, Test, and Retest.