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6) I hear good things about Susan Fowler's brand-spanking-new
"GUI Design Handbook" McGraw-Hill: New York, NY, 1998. Someone whose
opinion I respect says it's:
". . . a superb compendium of design information about the objects
used to design GUIs. This handbook contains an alphabetical list of
GUI components (check box, combo box, command line, menubar, ).
For each component there are four sections:
(1) when to use the component,
(2) what design guidelines apply to the component,
(3) how to determine "micro-usability" of the component, and
(4) what other components may be used for a particular function.
There are two good appendices on how to design a good GUI and how
to conduct some basic usability tests. This book is useful for
anyone who does detailed GUI design or evaluation."
Stuart Burnfield Proud non-eater of the KFC
Functional Software Pty Ltd mailto:slb -at- fs -dot- com -dot- au