GUI Bloopers: Don'ts and Do's for Software Developers and Web Designers / Edition 1 by Jeff Johnson | 9781558605824 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
GUI Bloopers: Don'ts and Do's for Software Developers and Web Designers / Edition 1

GUI Bloopers: Don'ts and Do's for Software Developers and Web Designers / Edition 1

by Jeff Johnson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558605827

ISBN-13: 9781558605824

Pub. Date: 03/17/2000

Publisher: Elsevier Science

GUI Bloopers looks at user interface design bloopers from commercial software, Web sites, and information appliances, explaining how intelligent, well-intentioned professionals made these dreadful mistakes—and how you can avoid them. While equipping you with all the theory needed to learn from these examples, GUI expert Jeff Johnson also presents the reality

Overview

GUI Bloopers looks at user interface design bloopers from commercial software, Web sites, and information appliances, explaining how intelligent, well-intentioned professionals made these dreadful mistakes—and how you can avoid them. While equipping you with all the theory needed to learn from these examples, GUI expert Jeff Johnson also presents the reality of interface design in an entertaining, anecdotal, and instructive way.

This is an excellent, well-illustrated resource for anyone whose work touches on usability issues, including software engineers, Web site designers, managers of development processes, QA professionals, and usability professionals.

Hear Jeff Johnson's interview podcast on software and website usability at the University of Canterbury (25 min.)

* Takes a learn-by-example approach that teaches you to avoid common errors by asking the appropriate questions of your own interface designs.
• Includes two complete war stories, drawn from the author's personal experience, that describe in detail the challenges faced by UI engineers.
• Covers bloopers in a wide range of categories: GUI components, layout and appearance, text messages, interaction strategies, Web site design, responsiveness issues, management decision-making, and even more at www.GUI-bloopers.com.
• Organized and formatted based on the results of its own usability testing—so you can quickly find the information you need, packaged in easily digested pieces.
• Announcing the sequel: Web Bloopers. Totally devoted to the Web. Go to www.web-bloopers.com.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558605824
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
03/17/2000
Series:
Interactive Technologies Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
7.42(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.23(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: First Principles
Chapter 2: GUI Component Bloopers
Chapter 3: Layout and Appearance Bloopers
Chapter 4: Textual Bloopers
Chapter 5: Interaction Bloopers
Chapter 6: Web Bloopers
Chapter 7: Responsiveness Bloopers
Chapter 8: Management Bloopers
Chapter 9: Software Reviews
Chapter 10: War Stories of a User-Interface Consultant

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