Designing Effective Wizards: A Multidisciplinary Approach

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Daina Pupons Wickham
Prentice Hall PTR, 2002 - Computers - 373 pages
This is a nuts and bolts how-to guide that will help readers understand how to design wizards for software applications. It will also address the different roles and skills needed throughout the wizard design cycle. The book will contain a CD-ROM with valuable case studies and interactive examples.

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Product definitionWhat will the wizard do?
Work environmentWhere when and how will the users be using the wizard?

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About the author (2002)

All the authors work at IBM's Silicon Valley Laboratory in San Jose, CA.

DAINA PUPONS WICKHAM is a Human Factors Specialist who has designed and tested wizards for multiple IBM products. She has published papers on and filed for patents for her launchpad designs.

DR. DEBRA L. MAYHEW is a Human Factors Specialist who helped create wizard guidelines for IBM data management products and has worked on wizards for products on multiple platforms.

TERESA STOLL, an Interface Visual Designer, is a member of IBM's Visual Design Board of Directors and oversees the visual design of IBM's award-winning DB2 workstation database product.

KENNETH JUNE TOLEY III is a Technical Writer who has designed and tested on-line help systems and web pages, and assisted in wizard and dialog interface design.

SHANNON ROUILLER is a Technical Editor who has written and edited books, on-line help, wizards, and product interfaces for worldwide products.

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