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Designing with the mind in mind : simple guide to understanding user interface design rules

Author: Jeff Johnson, (Consultant)
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Morgan Kaufmann Publishers/Elsevier, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Early user interface (UI) practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, from which UI design rules were based. But as the field evolves, designers enter the field from many disciplines. Practitioners today have enough experience in UI design that they have been exposed to design rules, but it is essential that they understand the psychology behind the rules in order to effectively apply them. In Designing with  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Johnson, (Consultant)
ISBN: 9780123750303 012375030X
OCLC Number: 308185111
Description: xiv, 186 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: We perceive what we expect --
Our vision is optimized to see structure --
We seek and use visual structure --
Reading is unnatural --
Our color vision is limited --
Our peripheral vision is poor --
Our attention is limited; our memory is imperfect --
Limits on attention, shape, thought and action --
Recognition is easy; recall is hard --
Learning from experience and performing learned actions are easy; problem solving and calculation are hard --
Many factors affect learning --
We have time requirements.
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