IME 320-W10 - Computer Software Design wk8

IME 320-W10 - Computer Software Design wk8 - IME 319...

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1 IME 319 – Computer Software Design Today’s Agenda: Know the general categories of software design Know the first question in software design Apply the guidelines to a software package Know what is meant by “metaphors,” “cognitive mapping” and other significant aspects of software design
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2 Computer Software Design - Definitions Content – is the information that resides in a computer or other information-processing device and that has meaning and utility for you. User Purpose – is the creation or alteration of content is the task you intend to accomplish with the device Interface – is the computer, the menus, the icons, and other paraphernalia of the computer Modes – are manifested by how an interface responds to user input; most interfaces have multiple interpretations of a given response There are two types of input made by the user: Creating content Controlling the system
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3 Know The User General Design Guidelines Accuracy Cognitive Mapping Feedback Forgiveness Manipulation Memory Metaphor Orientation Perceived Stability Responsible Party/Contact Search Engine Capability Skill Level Statement of Purpose Universal Access User Control Dialog Design Confirmation for Changes not easily reversed Cursor not Obscuring characters Consistency Define Starting and Stopping Point Designate Position of Cursor Display What is Being Entered Form Filling Function Keys Left Justify Text, Right Justify Numbers Limit Field of Entry Logical Related Groups Table Better than Narrative
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