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Unformatted text preview: 1 UI Implementation CS427 23-2 More from Joel ❚ Design for people who have better things to do with their lives ❚ Text? ❚ Mice? ❚ Memory? CS427 23-3 Implementation concerns ❚ Simplicity ❚ Safety ❚ Use standard libraries/toolkits ❚ Separate UI from application CS427 23-4 Simplicity Don't compromise usability for function. A well-designed interface fades into the background. Basic functions should be obvious. Advanced functions can be hidden. CS427 23-5 Make controls obvious and intuitive ❚ Is the trash-can obvious and intuitive? ❚ Are tabbed dialog boxes obvious and intuitive? ❚ Is a mouse obvious and intuitive? CS427 23-6 Safety ❚ Make actions predictable and reversable ❚ Each action does one thing ❚ Effects are visible ❙ User should be able to tell whether operation has been performed ❚ Undo CS427 23-7 Use standard libraries ❚ Don’t build your own! ❚ If necessary, add to it, but try to use standard parts instead of building your own. CS427 23-8...
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2009 for the course CS 427 taught by Professor Jones during the Fall '07 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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