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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I've added error messages to my imaginary list. I suppose I could write at least half an article on that topic alone. Have you read Jef Raskin's The Humane Interface, by chance? I find some of his opinions a little eccentric, but he makes several very good points about error messages that I'll probably cite if/when I write an article about the topic.

And even though I personally use Firefox, I probably don't have enough experience with the history to write about it, or it would involve a ton of research beforehand. So don't count on me writing about that. ;)

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