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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RE[2]: Nice article
by JulianFietkau on Fri 11th Mar 2011 14:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Nice article"
JulianFietkau
Member since:
2005-07-07

I am quite flattered and also very thankful for your input. Both articles you've linked are very interesting to read. What especially stood out to me were your ideas on easing migrating users into your application, you have some intriguing ideas there and, as far as I can tell, you do seem to be on the right track with your software.

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RE[3]: Nice article
by ephracis on Fri 11th Mar 2011 15:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Nice article"
ephracis Member since:
2007-09-23

Thank you very much. I think that as computer have become more and more common there's a stronger focus on the actual interface between the technology and the human. This is an area that really needs a lot of attention and it is very interesting to see that a lot of people actually agree on many points.

However, there's still software produced today that I see which have absolutely horrific interfaces. There's always an excuse, for example "it's only internal software, we don't need to care that much". But I believe that if you keep your focus on usability from the start it does not have to mean extra work for the developer, but it will mean extra productivity for the user in the end.

May I ask you which areas or concepts you were planning on talking about in the next article? I am very intrigued, I can't wait for it. ;)

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RE[4]: Nice article
by JulianFietkau on Fri 11th Mar 2011 15:04 in reply to "RE[3]: Nice article"
JulianFietkau Member since:
2005-07-07

Sure, just see my reply at the bottom. ;)

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