Re: User Interface Design Standards

Subject: Re: User Interface Design Standards
From: "Bill Swallow" <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Tony Markos" <ajmarkos -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 16:20:22 -0500

> In the main proper User Interface design revolves
> around one key issue: Minimizing the number of "skips"
> and "jump to"s of web materials that the user must
> perform in order to get the info that he/she needs.
> And minization of "skips" and "jump to"s is all about
> proper "chunking" - an analysis issue.

Um, no. User interface design is all about designing to meet users'
goals. If a series of "jump-to"s achieves the goal with minimal
confusion (do you use software to do your taxes?) then the UI was

> There is also a bunch of peripheral issues, such as
> selecting idioms, but these issues are of much lower
> priority.

Selecting idioms? You don't select idioms. They present themselves and
you evaluate design based on what you know of the target users.

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