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The essential guide to user interface design : an introduction to GUI design principles and techniques

Author: Wilbert O Galitz
Publisher: New York : Wiley Computer Pub., ©1997.
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Written especially for software developers, this guide will quickly teach you how to build effective user interfaces to computer systems and applications - even if you are designing interfaces for the first time. Wilbert O. Galitz, an internationally known expert on ergonomics and graphical user interface design, clearly explains the basic principles of interface design. He provides a step-by-step guide through the  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Galitz, Wilbert O.
Essential guide to user interface design.
New York : Wiley Computer Pub., ©1997
(OCoLC)606057517
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilbert O Galitz
ISBN: 0471157554 9780471157557
OCLC Number: 34767514
Description: xii, 626 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Introduction to Screen Design for the Graphical User Interface. 1. The Importance of Good Screen Design. 2. Characteristics of a Graphical User Interface --
pt. II. The GUI Screen Design Process. Step 1. Know Your User or Client. Step 2. Understand the Business Function. Step 3. Understand the Principles of Good Screen Design. Step 4. Select the Proper Kinds of Windows. Step 5. Develop System Menus. Step 6. Select the Proper Device-Based Controls. Step 7. Choose the Proper Screen-Based Controls. Step 8. Organize and Lay Out Windows. Step 9. Choose the Proper Colors. Step 10. Create Meaningful Icons. Step 11. Provide Effective Messages, Feedback, Guidance, and Language Translation. Step 12. Test, Test, and Retest.
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