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information is easily recognized,
understood and remembered.
– E.g., associate a folder with a desk
which contains a list of documents Copyright © 2009-10 Y.M. Cheung, William Tan, and Carson Woo 13 BUSI 335 WIMP - Pointing Devices
Devices Copyright © 2009-10 Y.M. Cheung, William Tan, and Carson Woo 14 User Interface Design
Interface Design • Design from user’s perspective • Mouse – Ask what your system should do for the user • Touch screen – Profile the characteristics of the users
• Physical characteristics, such as age; • Light pen • Knowledge and experience, such as education, computer and
task literacy and experience, and reading and typing abilities; • Digitizer • Psychological characteristics, such as attitude and motivation. • Pen-based computing • Human “technology”
– Cognition, mental model, and social context
– Understand how users believe they should interact
with specific interface components BUSI 335 Copyright © 2009-10 Y.M. Cheung, William Tan, and Carson Woo 15 BUSI 335 Copyright © 2009-10 Y.M. Cheung, William Tan, and Carson Woo 16 General
General Rules for Good
User Interface Design
Interface Design Design Guidelines
Meaningful command names
Automated data entry
Warning messages for significant operations
Understandable displays • Keep the user in mind;
• Anticipate errors and eliminate the
ability to make mistakes;
bilit • Assume the worst and plan to avoid
Assume the worst and plan to avoid
surprising results; • Never underestimate the power of
BUSI 335 Copyright © 2009-10 Y.M. Cheung, William Tan, and Carson Woo 17 BUSI 335 Copyright © 2009-10 Y.M. Cheung, William Tan, and Carson Woo Effective Dialogue
Dialogue 18 Clear Messages
Messages • Determine when you should use • Match users’ experience (novice vs. words, images, or both.
words, expert) • Brief and co...
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This document was uploaded on 03/04/2014 for the course COMM 335 at The University of British Columbia.
- Spring '12