User Interface Design for Programmers

User Interface Design for Programmers

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Most programmers' fear of user interface (UI) programming comes from their fear of doing UI design. They think that UI design is like graphic designa€”the mysterious process by which creative, latte-drinking, all-black-wearing people produce cool-looking, artistic pieces. Most programmers see themselves as analytic, logical thinkers insteada€”strong at reasoning, weak on artistic judgment, and incapable of doing UI design. In this brilliantly readable book, author Joel Spolsky proposes simple, logical rules that can be applied without any artistic talent to improve any user interface, from traditional GUI applications to websites to consumer electronics. Spolsky's primary axiom, the importance of bringing the program model in line with the user model, is both rational and simple. In a fun and entertaining way, Spolky makes user interface design easy for programmers to grasp. After reading User Interface Design for Programmers, you'll know how to design interfaces with the user in mind. You'll learn the important principles that underlie all good UI design, and you'll learn how to perform usability testing that works.My friend chose one way of doing it that he thought was the best tradeoff: he stored the thumbnail of each picture, picture.JPG ... The popular choice is the best user model, and ita#39;s up to you to make the program model match it. ... ita#39;s enough to draw a sloppy picture of the user interface on a piece of paper and walk around the office asking people how they would accomplish x with the a€œ programa€ you drew.

Title:User Interface Design for Programmers
Author:Joel Spolsky
Publisher:Apress - 2001-06-26


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