Interface Design notes

# Interface Design notes - INTERFACE DESIGN LECTURE NOTES Dr...

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INTERFACE DESIGN LECTURE NOTES Dr. La Verne Abe Harris Software, multimedia, gaming, website Objectives Design Problem Challenge 5 Design Principles Fitt’s Law Theory Consistency Forgiveness Minimalism Dueling Principles Design Problem Challenge Design a miles/kilometers converter Design an interface that enables adult users to quickly convert miles to the equivalent number of kilometers or to convert kilometers to miles. Begin by making a sketch on paper How would you solve this problem without a computer? Design Problem Challenge Converter design attempt 1 A simple menu of two buttons allows the user to select which type of conversion to perform. Design Problem Challenge Converter design attempt 1 In this miles-to-kilometers conversion screen, the user enters the number of miles, then clicks the button to perform the conversion and display the result. Design Problem Challenge Converter design attempt 1 The Return to Menu button allows the user to return to the menu to convert kilometers to miles. Design Problem Challenge Converter design attempt 2 In this version, both functions have been included on the same screen, simplifying the design by eliminating the menu and separate screens for each conversion function. The conversion occurs as the user enters the value to be converted. Design Problem Challenge Converter design attempt 3 The minimalist approach reduces the problem and solution to its simplest form. The user enters a number in the appropriate dialogue box, and the converted value is displayed in the other box.

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Design Principle 1: Form follows function Interface designers are guided by design principles that have proven their value over many years. Louis Sullivan, architect and mentor of Frank Lloyd Wright
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## This note was uploaded on 03/26/2010 for the course CGT 256 taught by Professor None during the Spring '10 term at Purdue.

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