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Multimedia Foundations by Vic Costello

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CHAPTER 6

Interface Design and Usability

by Qian Xu, Elon University

A picture is worth a thousand words. An interface is worth a thousand pictures.

—Ben Shneiderman, Computer Scientist and Expert on Human-Computer Interaction (2003)

Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.

—Steve Jobs, Co-Founder and CEO of Apple Inc. (2003)

Chapter Highlights

This chapter examines:

image  Types of user interfaces

image  The concept of user-centered design

  The interface design process, from building a team to completing the interface ...

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