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

"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 us...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Galitz, Wilbert O.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Wiley Computer Pub., c1997.
Table of Contents:
  • Pt. I. Introduction to Screen Design for the Graphical User Interface
  • 1. Importance of Good Screen Design
  • 2. Characteristics of a Graphical User Interface
  • Pt. II. 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.