ISBN 9788126502806,The Essential Guide To User Interface Design: An Introduction To GUI Design Principles And Techniques

The Essential Guide To User Interface Design: An Introduction To GUI Design Principles And Techniques

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Wiley India Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2002

ISBN 9788126502806

ISBN-10 8126502800

Paper Back

Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 848 Pages
Language (English)

Computer Engineering

This Second Edition, provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to building user-friendly system interfaces. At each step, the author describes the principles of good design and illustrates them with real-world examples of proven designs. He provides in-depth examples of the key components of interfaces and how they can be combined to promote efficient use. This book is especially written for developers who may be designing user interfaces for the first time.

About The Author

Wilbert O. Galitz is an internationally recognized consultant, author, and instructor on information systems and user interface design. He is president of Galitz, Inc., a firm that focuses on the human factors and ergonomics of systems.

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Part I: The User Interface -An Introduction and Overview

The Importance of the User Interface
Characteristics of Graphical and Web User Interfaces
Part II: The User Interface Design Process

Know Your User or Client
Understand the Business Function
Understand the Principles of Good Screen Design
Develop System Menus and Navigation Schemes
Select the Proper Kinds of Windows
Select the Proper Device-Based Controls
Choose the Proper Screen-Based Controls
Writing Clear Text and Messages
Provide Effective Feedback, Guidance, and Assistance
Provide Effective Internationalization and Accessibility
Create Meaningful Graphics, Icons and Images
Choose the Proper Colors
Organize and Layout Windows and Pages
Test, Test, and Retest