IUI Microsoft Inductive User Interface. With Your Hosts: Assaf L. & Oded A. Agenda. What is Inductive User Interface? Inductive vs. deductive Why is deductive software hard to use Outcome of these problems Microsoft Inductive User Interface Guidelines
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Or: what’s the use ?
Or…how does it work?
A screen with a single, clearly stated, explicit purpose is easier to understand than a page without such a purpose.
Multiple tasks on a single screen
A screen is focused on one purpose if the designer can express that purpose with a concise, meaningful, and natural sounding screen title.
Windows 2000 setup screen reasons:
Windows XP setup screen reasons:
Justifying the title.
Screen content areas
Note the secondary tasks listed on the left
Step four: Offer links to secondary tasks choose from.
Consistent screen templates choose from.
Windows 2000 control panel distinct screens.
Windows XP control panel – An activity page distinct screens.
Notice “close window” button
Primary assistance: – cont.
Text that is visible on the screen.
Provides task-focused, textual clues so that users can easily understand all the information presented on the screen.
Guidelines for integrating user assistance text into a product that uses IUI.User Assistance
text is included below each
task link to aid user comprehension.
Secondary – cont.assistance
Windows 2000 – Help menu – cont.
Windows ME – Help menu – cont.
conventional user interface dialog was used for selecting and manipulating report columns.
Or…Why the IUI isn’t what it’s built up to be…
Safe to say that Hotmail is fairly usable.
Select a Task to Perform:
Mark as un-read.
Select the e-Mails You Wish to Move:
e-Mail # 1.
e-Mail # 2.
e-Mail # 3.
e-Mail # 4.
Select the Folder You Wish to Move these
Folder # 1.
Folder # 2.
Folder # 3.
Folder # 4.
You Have Placed X e-Mails in Folder # 2.
of all the functions in the program.
Here are some driving directions:
1. Go down this road.
2. Turn left after the gas station.
3. Pass a bunch of trees.
4. Turn right at the second traffic light.
5. Continue 2 miles and turn left.
6. Pass the public school…
And you're there…
A Simple Example…
IUI implementation will require 4 screens:
1. Select fixed variable.
Assuming we picked monthly payment:
2. Choose monthly payment amount.
3. Choose yearly interest rate.
4. Choose how many yearly payments.
Another calculation will require starting over…!
Microsoft Corporation, February 9, 2001
posts on “Joel on software Forum” about why I don’t like the IUI