GUI Design Handbook

GUI Design Handbook

by Susan L. Fowler
     
 

At last there's a GUI style guide that works like a dictionary. The GUI Design Handbook presents a list of common GUI components in alphabetical order. Look up the component you're interested in,and find its definition,design guidelines,usability tests,and pointers to similar components. Also included; an easily implemented procedure for designing a good GUI. If… See more details below

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At last there's a GUI style guide that works like a dictionary. The GUI Design Handbook presents a list of common GUI components in alphabetical order. Look up the component you're interested in,and find its definition,design guidelines,usability tests,and pointers to similar components. Also included; an easily implemented procedure for designing a good GUI. If you've been waiting for a Windows 95 update to Fowler's GUI Style Guide,this is it.

At last! Here's the dictionary of GUI components that every software designer has been searching for. Simply look up the component you're interested in and find: how to test it on users to make sure you picked the right approach; what it is; what it's good for; how to design it. The book contains an easily implemented procedure for designing a good GUI,and describes a dozen of the most effective types of usability tests,many of them quick and easy to do. What readers said about Fowler's first book,The GUI Style Guide: ". . . Everything you always needed to know about to communicate across that flat glass barrier-the computer screen. "—Nicholas Zvengintzov,Software Management News. "Practical,comprehensive guide to creating GUI interfaces. . . An excellent resource for software developers and technical writers. "—Computer Book Reviews. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Susan Fowler runs FAST Consulting Corporation with Victor Stanwick,illustrator. FAST Consulting specializes in GUI and technical communication design services. She has created interfaces,done training,and written technical documents since 1982 for such firms as AT&T,JP Morgan,Saloman Brothers,McGraw-Hill and IBM. Fowler is the author ofnumerous articles in ID Magazine,Computer Reviews,Software Development and other technical publications.

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ISBN-13:
9780070592742
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill School Education Group
Publication date:
12/01/1997
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.91(d)

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