September 27, 2013 0
Attached you will find two documents discussing general issues of design and evaluation of the user interfaces.
The document user_interface_design_and_evaluation-chapter01.pdf is a first chapter of the book User Interface Desing and Evaluation (authors D. Stone, C. Jarrett, M. Woodrroffe, S. Manocha) published at Morgan Kaufmann in 2005. The importance of UI design in software engineering process are discussed here. The consequences of bad UI design are illustrated on concrete real-life examples.
This text is a further reading for the first (and partially for the second) lecture. We would like to turn your attention to several exercises showing the essence of several UI design problems.
The document What is Interaction Design.pdf describes what it is interaction design and defines its relation to other processes such as usability engineering, web design, information architecture creation, user experience. This text defines several key terms used in context of HCI, like visibility, feedback, satisfaction, consistency, constraints, affordance.