Graphic Design for Electronic Documents and User Interfaces

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ACM Press, 1992 - Computers - 266 pages
Layout; proportion and grids: invisible keys to successful layout; graphic design of spatial metaphors, display, and tools; an annotated bibliography for graphic design of spatial displays; typography; making type decisions; forms design; the tupography of complex documentation: computer programs; symbolism; clarity and consistency in icon design; icon design tips; icon design in a CAD/CAM graphical user interface: acase study; an annotated bibliography of signs, icons, and symbols; color, the ten commandments of color; an annotated bibliography of color; visualizing knowledge: charts, diagrams, and maps; chart design; ana nnotated bibliography of chart and diagram design; an annotated bibliography of chart and diagram design; an annotated bibliography of map design; screen design for user interfaces; common user-interface design; the user-interface standards manual as a tool for effective management; a comparison of graphical user interfaces; windowing systems; windowing-system overview; windows; menus; controls and control panels; query and message boxes; mouse/keyboard interface; analysis of common tasks; advantages and disadvantages; windowing-system component terminology; detailed system descriptions and comparisons; acknowledgments; bibliography; index; author's biography.

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About Aaron Marcus

Aaron Marcus is an internationally recognized authority on the design of user interfaces, interactive multimedia, and printing/publishing documents, including charts, forms, icons, and screens. He co-authored Human Factors and Typography for More Readable Programs (1990) and Graphic Design for Electronic Documents and User Interfaces (1992), both published by Addison-Wesley as ACM Press Books. Marcus received a BA in physics from Princeton University (1965) and a BFA and MFA in graphic design from Yale University Art School (1966).


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