Linked by Julian Fietkau on Fri 11th Mar 2011 09:55 UTC
Graphics, User Interfaces Over the past few decades, the software that enables us to be productive with our computers has become increasingly sophisticated and complex. Today's UI designers are faced with the challenge of devising graphical user interfaces that are easy to grasp and use, yet still provide access to a wide range of features. Here are some ideas about the nature of GUI complexity, followed by a couple of thoughts on simplicity that might just surprise you.
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Quantity vs. quality
by Torbjorn Vik Lunde on Fri 11th Mar 2011 12:14 UTC
Torbjorn Vik Lunde
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2009-09-04

Complexity often come in the form of more features. Now, the problem itself isn't having too many features, but focusing on “feature count” instead of the quality of each feature.

You can't both have very high quality, and very high quantity. You have to choose. (At least not in a short period of time)

Great article by the way. I'd love more articles about design and UI! They are by far my favorite here on OSnews.

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