User interface design for programmers

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Apress, 2001 - Computers - 144 pages
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Most programmers' fear of user interface (UI) programming comes from their fear of doing UI design. They think that UI design is like graphic designthe mysterious process by which creative, latte-drinking, all-black-wearing people produce cool-looking, artistic pieces. Most programmers see themselves as analytic, logical thinkers insteadstrong at reasoning, weak on artistic judgment, and incapable of doing UI design.In this brilliantly readable book, author Joel Spolsky proposes simple, logical rules that can be applied without any artistic talent to improve any user interface, from traditional GUI applications to websites to consumer electronics. Spolkys primary axiom, the importance of bringing the program model in line with the user model, is both rational and simple.In a fun and entertaining way, Spolky makes UI design easy for programmers to grasp. After readingUser Interface Design for Programmers, you'll know how to design interfaces with the user in mind. You'll learn the important principles that underlie all good UI design, and you'll learn how to perform usability testing that works.

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User Review  - Erika RS - Goodreads

The book does exactly what it claims to: it explains user interface design to programmers who have little familiarity with the subject. The book is probably old hat to someone who has done a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

This was an entertaining read, but if you are already somewhat familiar with the basics of usability engineering, you will hardly learn anything new from this book. Also, of course, things have ... Read full review

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Acknowledgments xv
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Figuring Out What They Expected
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Choices
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Copyright

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User Interface Design for Programmers - Chapter 1
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Dr. Dobb's | Books in Brief | January 1, 2002
User Interface Design for Programmers is a concise, well-written introduction to the key principles of user interface design.
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About the author (2001)

Joel Spolsky is a globally recognized expert on the software development process. His web site Joel on Software (www.joelonsoftware.com) is popular with software developers around the world and has been translated into over 30 languages. As the founder of Fog Creek Software in New York City, he created FogBugz, a popular project management system for software teams. Joel has worked at Microsoft, where he designed VBA as a member of the Excel team, and at Juno Online Services, developing an Internet client used by millions. He has written two books: User Interface Design for Programmers (Apress, 2001) and Joel on Software (Apress, 2004). Joel holds a bachelor’s of science degree from Yale in computer science. Before college, he served in the Israeli Defense Forces as a paratrooper, and he was one of the founders of Kibbutz Hanaton.

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