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Designing with the Mind in Mind

Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules

1st Edition - May 20, 2010

Author: Jeff Johnson

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 9 6 3 0 2 - 0

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 ma… Read more

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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.