A Pattern Language for Web Usability

A Pattern Language for Web Usability

by Ian Graham
     
 

Presents the web usability pattern language for designing web sites that are more usable by applying the principles of human-computer interaction. The author defines 79 "patterns," which are actually recurring tasks performed during the development of a professional web site, independent of any web browser or markup language. A web designer chooses the content and… See more details below

Overview

Presents the web usability pattern language for designing web sites that are more usable by applying the principles of human-computer interaction. The author defines 79 "patterns," which are actually recurring tasks performed during the development of a professional web site, independent of any web browser or markup language. A web designer chooses the content and navigation patterns desired for a particular project, thus creating a workflow outline. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201788884
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
01/31/2003
Pages:
283
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

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Preface
1An introduction to patterns1
1.1What are patterns?1
1.2Patterns in software engineering7
1.3Organizational patterns12
1.4Other pattern types19
1.5Patterns or patterns languages?20
2Designing user interfaces23
2.1Introduction to HCI and GUI design25
2.2Designing intertaction30
2.3Usability patterns42
2.4Bibliographical notes44
3The wu pattern language47
3.1Basics48
3.2Getting started on your site52
3.3Enhancing usability117
3.4Adding detail160
3.5Dealing with workflow and security220
4Examples of using the wu language253
4.1Designing a workflow-centric site253
4.2Designing the wu site254
4.3Designing and improving other kinds of site259
App.: wu patterns in brief261
References and bibliography265
Name index271
Subject index275

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