TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: Books for GUI Design From:Simon North <snorth -at- TEDOPRES -dot- NL> Date:Mon, 13 Nov 1995 09:41:53 GMT
As well as the books mentioned in other postings on GUI design, I would
recommend the following if you are into HEAVY reading:
1. Defense Information Systems Agency, Center for Information Management
Human Computer Interface Style Guide.
2. Applying Cognitive Psychology to User-interface Design. M.M. Gardiner
& B. Christie eds. John Wiley & Sons.
The first is very defense oriented and gives little explanation of the
why's and wherefor's. The second is excellent, giving practical points
as a summary to each chapter - I have found it invaluable not just for
user interface design but also for 'normal' paper-based documentation.