About the Author. Preface. Acknowledgements. Part 1: The User Interface?An Introduction and Overview. Chapter 1: The Importance of the User Interface. Chapter 2: Characteristics of Graphical and Web User Interface. Part 2: The User Interface Design Process. Step 1. Know Your User or Client. Step 2. Understand the Business Function. Step 3. Understand the Principles of Good Interface and Screen Design. Step 4. Develop System Menus and Navigation Schemes. Step 5. Select the Proper Kinds of Windows. Step 6. Select the Proper Interaction Devices. Step 7. Choose the Proper Screen-Based Controls. Step 8. Write Clear Text and Messages. Step 9. Provide Effective Feedback and Guidance and Assistance. Step 10. Provide Effective Internationalization and Accessibility. Step 11. Create Meaningful Graphics, Icons, and Images. Step 12. Choose the Proper Colors. Step 13. Organize and Layout Windows and Pages. Step 14. Test, Test, and Retest. References. Index.
WILBERT O. GALITZ is an internationally respected consultant, author, and instructor in human factors and user interface design. He has lectured and conducted seminars on these topics worldwide and is recognized as a top authority on screen design. Bill has been involved with information systems for 45 years and writing about interface design since 1981.