Re: How to become a UI design expert? Fast!

Subject: Re: How to become a UI design expert? Fast!
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 13:34:35 -0600

On Tuesday, September 29, 2009, jennysubs -at- mac -dot- com wrote:

> And my final bit of advice...I often run into engineers who say "Well,
> that's the way Microsoft does it, so it must be right." I try to
> avoid using Microsoft as an example for anything.

We often use Microsoft applications, its UI guidelines, or style guide as a reference,
especially if there are differing opinions on how something should be done.

For better or worse, most people who use computers are familiar with Microsoft UIs and have
an understanding of expected behavior. If your application behaves like a Microsoft
application, it might not be behaving ideally, but at least there are no surprises. Consistency
is a good thing.

2 cents,

Dana W.


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