INF385P – Software Usability Engineering Week 2 – Norman’s book and mental models I’m gonna go fast because . . . It ain’t rocket science. You’ve already read the book. I’d rather make you scramble to keep up than bore you. I have 80 slides I’m gonna do in 60 minutes (yeah, right!).
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Week 2 – Norman’s book and mental models
“The following principles are fundamental to the design and implementation of effective interfaces, whether for traditional GUI environments or the web.”
Efficiency of the user
Metaphors, Use of
Protect Users’ Work
Visible Interfaces“First Principles”
(Example: Glass over fire alarm.)
Example -- Windshield goes in front of rider, in Legos!
Famous quote: “No one ever raised a statue to a critic.” Sibelius
I want us all to remember that it is easier to criticize another design than it is to design something.