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.few exceptions, users will not cuddle up with your manual and read it through before they begin to use your software. In general, your ... The very fact that youa#39; re reading this book puts you in an elite group of highly literate people. Yes, I knowanbsp;...

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


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