An effective software interface can improve user productivity and satisfaction and reduce errors. But designing effective UIs demands unflinching attention to detail--plus the willingness to apply techniques that may at times contradict your common sense and intuition. The Essential Guide to User Interface Design offers page after page of detailed prescriptions for designing interfaces that work. Goldsmith's scope is comprehensive: He lays out a 12-step approach to UI design that covers everything from how to organize dialog boxes in ways that exploit users' natural patterns of eye movement, to choosing colors effectively, to picking precisely the right words for error messages. The guide is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to build software that really works. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
* This new edition offers readers a step-by-step guide to building user-friendly system interfaces
* Packed with real-world examples of proven interface designs for both Web-based and traditional information systems, the book is especially ideal for developers who are designing user interfaces for the first time
* Revised material includes an expanded discussion of usability and the design lifecycle, new coverage of Web-based systems, additional material on system usability testing, and the incorporation of guidelines for small devices
* The companion Web site provides solutions to exercises included in the book
Date: 16 April, 2007
Author: Wilbert O. Galitz