256-1-2_Interface_design - INTERFACE DESIGN Software,...

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INTERFACE DESIGN Software, multimedia, gaming, website Week 1 Spring 2010
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Design Problem Challenge 5 Design Principles Fitt’s Law Theory Consistency Forgiveness Minimalism Dueling Principles Objectives
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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
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Design Problem Challenge Accept the Challenge Accept the Challenge NOW!!! NOW!!! You have 5 minutes.
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Design Problem Challenge How did you solve the problem? How did you solve the problem?
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Converter design attempt 1 A simple menu of two buttons allows the user to select which type of conversion to perform. Design Problem Challenge Convert Kilometers to Miles Convert Miles to Kilometers
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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 Convert to Kilometers Enter the number of miles to convert: 200 miles Result: 321.87 kilometers
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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 Convert to Kilometers Enter the number of miles to convert: 200 miles Result: 321.87 kilometers Return to Menu
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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 Convert miles to kilometers: 200 miles Result: 321.87 kilometers Convert kilometers to miles: kilometers Result:
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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. Design Problem Challenge
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