Does design matter? Ask the CEO who has seen productivity grow
When user interface design complements how people think and learn, accommodates their physical needs, and meets their expectations for comfort and convenience, the interaction of human and machine is more productive. Good design has quantifiable benefits.
This book addresses interface and screen design from the user's perspective. It brings together the results of more than 300 new design studies, an understanding of people, knowledge of hardware and software capabilities, and the author's practical experience gained from 45 years of work with display-based systems. With expanded coverage of design guidelines for Web-based systems and mobile devices, it's a giant step toward more satisfied users.
Whether you design GUI systems or Web pages, you can
- Understand the many considerations involved in interface and screen design
Learn the rationale and apply the rules for an effective design methodology
Identify the components of graphical and Web interfaces and screens — windows, menus, and controls
Design and organize screens and Web pages that encourage efficient, accurate comprehension and execution
Create screen icons and graphics and choose screen colors that make displays easier and more comfortable to use
Perform the user interface design process, including interface development and testing