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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 2 Discussion Topics with Answers 1. Give a brief explanation of the Eight Golden Rules of Interface Design. State an example you have seen on a device, computer interface or web site that violates those rules. See Page 70, Section 2.3.4, of the DTUI text. 1. Strive for consistency 2. Cater to universal usability 3. Offer informative feedback 4. Design dialogs to yield closure 5. Prevent errors 6. Permit easy reversal of actions 7. Support internal locus of control 8. Reduce short term memory load 2. In certain interfaces, it is necessary to inform users of an abnormal condition or time-dependent information. It is important that the display of this information catches the user's attention. Suggest five ways a designer can successfully attract attention. Consider an air traffic control system operator display with an alert condition of two planes being too close to each other. One can alert an Consider an air traffic control system operator display with an alert condition of two planes being too close to each other....
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