Designing with the Mind in Mind: Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules

Other | May 20, 2010

byJeff Johnson, Jeff Johnson

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Early user interface (UI) practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, from which UI design rules were based. But as the field evolves, designers enter the field from many disciplines. Practitioners today have enough experience in UI design that they have been exposed to design rules, but it is essential that they understand the psychology behind the rules in order to effectively apply them. In Designing with the Mind in Mind, Jeff Johnson, author of the best selling GUI Bloopers, provides designers with just enough background in perceptual and cognitive psychology that UI design guidelines make intuitive sense rather than being just a list of rules to follow.



* The first practical, all-in-one source for practitioners on user interface design rules and why, when and how to apply them.
* Provides just enough background into the reasoning behind interface design rules that practitioners can make informed decisions in every project.
* Gives practitioners the insight they need to make educated design decisions when confronted with tradeoffs, including competing design rules, time constrictions, or limited resources.

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Early user interface (UI) practitioners were trained in cognitive psychology, from which UI design rules were based. But as the field evolves, designers enter the field from many disciplines. Practitioners today have enough experience in UI design that they have been exposed to design rules, but it is essential that they understand the...

Jeff Johnson is president and principal consultant at UI Wizards, Inc., a product usability consulting firm (www.uiwizards.). He has worked in the field of Human-Computer Interaction since 1978, as a software designer and implementer, usability tester, manager, researcher at several computer and telecommunications companies, and as a c...

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Format:OtherDimensions:200 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:May 20, 2010Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080963021

ISBN - 13:9780080963020

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Introduction

Chapter 1 We Perceive What We Expect

Chapter 2 Our Vision is Optimized to See Structure

Chapter 3 We Seek and Use Visual Structure

Chapter 4 Reading is Unnatural

Chapter 5 Our Color Vision is Limited

Chapter 6 Our Peripheral Vision is Poor

Chapter 7 Our Attention is Limited; Our Memory is Imperfect

Chapter 8 Limits on Attention, Shape, Thought and Action

Chapter 9 Recognition are Easy; Recall is Hard

Chapter 10 Learning from Experience and Performing Learned Actions are Easy; Problem Solving and Calculation are Hard

Chapter 11 Many Factors Affect Learning

Chapter 12 We Have Time Requirements

Epilogue

Appendix

Bibliography

Index