Re: Design Resources

Subject: Re: Design Resources
From: "Simon North" <Simon -dot- North -at- quintiq -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 17:35:51 +0100

Kimberley,

I'm not sure I understand your question ...

The aesthetics of a user interface are usually considered to be a
usability factor in that,
as Don Norman points out
(http://www.jnd.org/dn.mss/is_perceived_usabili.html) we
are attuned to things that don't look "right" and that can interfere
with our use.

There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of books, articles and
papers on the subject;
Jakob Nielsen has written several.

There are some excellent books on specific aspects, like "The Flash
Usability Guide: Interacting
with Flash MX" by Chris MacGregor, Crystal Waters, and David Doull, but
if you are looking for
something quite broad, I can highly recommend Tufte's books on visual
design.

There are of course some excellent related blogs, Joel Spool, Togg, ...



Simon.




Simon North, Technical Writer.
Quintiq Application Software BV
's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

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References:
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