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CHAPTER 9

USER INTERFACE DESIGN

A user interface is the part of the system with which the users interact. It includes the screen displays that provide navigation through the system, the screens and forms that capture data, and the reports that the system produces (whether on paper, on the Web, or via some other media). This chapter introduces the basic principles and processes of interface design and discusses how to design the interface structure and standards.

OBJECTIVES

  • Understand several fundamental user interface design principles.
  • Understand the process of user interface design.
  • Understand how to design the user interface structure.
  • Understand how to design the user interface standards.
  • Be able to design a user interface.

CHAPTER OUTLINE

Introduction

Principles for User Interface Design

Layout

Content Awareness

Aesthetics

User Experience

Consistency

Minimize User Effort

User Interface Design Process

Use Scenario Development

Interface Structure Design

Interface Standards Design

Interface Design Prototyping

Interface Evaluation

Navigation Design

Basic Principles

Types of Navigation Controls

Messages

Input Design

Basic Principles

Types of Inputs

Input Validation

Output Design

Basic Principles

Types of Outputs

Media

Applying the Concepts at Tune Source

Use Scenario Development

Interface Structure Design

Interface Standards Design

Interface Template Design

Design Prototyping ...

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