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GeneralRe: Your GUI application design favorites? Pin
Jim Meadors27-Jan-13 20:29
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V.27-Jan-13 21:26
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Not sure about examples, but for me a good application has following features:

- speed an reliability: It shouldn't take long and it should be correct.
If it is not correct, it will say so in a user friendly manner.
- What the user sees is what the user needs: This is very important, don't show buttons or controls that are for the manager if the receptionist is using the manager and vice versa.
- Only show what is immediately necessary: all the rest you can hide in menu's or somewhere else.
- Only enable what the user is allowed to use
- Keep it standard: eg. in microsoft products, the ok and cancel buttons are always on the bottom - right, save buttons top left, etc...
- If you use buttons with icons, stay consistant and clear.
- It should look slick and nice and fluffy and beautiful (including when resizing!), but don't overdo it. It's like a powerpoint presentation, animations are nice, but if you use the wrong ones and too much, the presentation starts to look unprofessional.

one can whip up a nice looking UI in a matter of minutes, but a professional UI takes a lot more time! 20/80 rule. You need 20% of the time to make 80% of the UI and 80% of the time to take the final 20% to the finish.

hope this helps.

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