An Informative Article About User Interface Design

28 Oct

I found an interesting and informative article written by Anastasios-User Interface Design, Getting the Basics Right. Here is the link.

As we are doing our big UR3 report, these key principles of user interface design will be very helpful. The author highlights four principles:

  • Visual Chunking: give interfaces a clean and consistent structure by visually separating areas that represent inherently different functionality.
  • Respect the Device: respect the idiosyncrasies of the device for which you are designing.
  • Remove the clutter, not the features.
  • Empathize with the user. Don’t make design decisions lightly.

By the way, I really like the Microsoft Word 2010 example and Apple Mail for OS X Lion example he used to illustrate his ideas.

Have fun!  Find important things we should bear in mind in these blogs!



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