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Designing visual interfaces : communication oriented techniques

Author: Kevin Mullet; Darrell Sano
Publisher: Englewood Cliffs, NJ : SunSoft Press, ©1995.
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Describes some of the most important design rules and techniques that are drawn from the rational, functionalist design aesthetic seen in modern graphic design, industrial design, interior design,  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mullet, Kevin.
Designing visual interfaces.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ : SunSoft Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)756467314
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Mullet; Darrell Sano
ISBN: 0133033899 9780133033892
OCLC Number: 31704472
Description: xv, 273 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Jakob Nielsen. The Mess We're In. What Visual Designers Do. Art and Design. Functional vs. Aesthetic Concerns. Form, Function, and the Question of a Universal Aesthetic. Design and Rationality --
Elegance and Simplicity. Principles. Unity. Refinement. Fitness. Common Errors. Clutter and Visual Noise. Interference Between Competing Elements. Using Explicit Structure as a Crutch. Belaboring the Obvious. Overly Literal Translation. Excessive Detail and Embellishment. Gratuitous Dimensionality. All of the Above. Techniques. Reducing a Design to Its Essence. Regularizing the Elements of a Design. Combining Elements for Maximum Leverage --
Scale, Contrast, and Proportion. Background: Visual Variables. Principles. Clarity. Harmony. Activity. Restraint. Common Errors. Insufficient Contrast. Excessive Contrast. Visual Interference. Spatial Tension. Overextension. Awkward Dimensions. Techniques. The Squint Test. Establishing Perceptual Layers. Sharpening Visual Distinctions.
Responsibility: Kevin Mullet, Darrell Sano.

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Introduction The Mess We're In What Visual Designers Do Art and Design Functional vs. Aesthetic Concerns Form, Function, and the Question of a Universal Aesthetic Design and Rationality Elegance and Simplicity Principles - Unity - Refinement - Fitness Common Errors - Clutter and Visual Noise - Interference Between Competing Elements - Using Explicit Structure as a Crutch - Belaboring the Obvious - Overly Literal Translation - Excessive Detail and Embellishment - Gratuitous Dimensionality - All of the Above Techniques - Reducing a Design to Its Essence - Regularizing the Elements of a Design - Combining Elements for Maximum Leverage Scale, Contrast, and Proportion Background: Visual Variables Principles - Clarity - Harmony - Activity - Restraint Common Errors - Insufficient Contrast - Excessive Contrast - Visual Interference - Spatial Tension - Overextension - Awkward Dimensions Techniques - The Squint Test - Establishing Perceptual Layers - Sharpening Visual Distinctions - Integrating Figure and Ground Organization and Visual Structure Background: Perceptual Organization Principles - Grouping - Hierarchy - Relationship - Balance Common Errors - Haphazard Layout - Conflicting Symmetries - Ambiguous Internal Relationships - Aligning Labels but not Controls - Alignment Within but not Across Controls - False Structure - Excessive Display Density - All of the Above Techniques - Using Symmetry to Ensure Balance - Using Alignment to Establish Visual Relationships - Optical Adjustment for Human Vision - Shaping the Display with Negative Space Module and Program Background: Grid-Based Design Principles - Focus - Flexibility - Consistent Application Common Errors - Arbitrary Component Positions - Arbitrary Component Dimensions - Random Window Sizes and Layouts - Unrelated Icon Sizes and Imagery - Inconsistent Control Presentations - Inconsistent Visual Language Techniques - Reinforcing Structure through Repetition - Establishing Modular Units - Creating Grid-Based Layout Programs Image and Representation Background: Semiotics Principles - Immediacy - Generality - Cohesiveness - Characterization - Communicability Common Errors - Misleading Syntax - Poorly Integrated Structure - Dominant Secondary Elements - Using Type as Image - Using Images for Abstract Concepts - Images Based on Obscure Allusions - Culture or Language Dependencies - Offensive or Suggestive Imagery Techniques - Selecting the Right Vehicle - Refinement through Progressive Abstraction - Coordination to Ensure Visual Consistency So What About Style? Principles - Distinctiveness - Integrity - Comprehensiveness - Appropriateness Common Errors - Unwarranted Innovation - Combining Unrelated Elements - Partial Fulfillment - Internal and External Inconsistency - Incompatible Concepts Techniques - Mastering the Style - Working Across Styles - Extending and Evolving the Style Conclusion Further Information

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