The principles of good UI Design

Make the design as simple as possible.  The more complex the UI solution, the more it creates confusion, increases human error and slows people down. Establish visual hierarchy. Size, position, contrast, and color are used to emphasize importance and a

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The importance of "Why" in User Interface Design

Sometimes clients feel they already know what their customers are like so user research and usability testing is not needed. Unfortunately, these clients often assume that they and their product’s users are exactly alike. At this point it becomes important

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Formative usability testing and Medical UI Design

When approaching user interface design for medical devices, designers need to design for more tech-savvy users as well as older users who became established in their medical careers before computer technology became such an embedded part of everyday life. A

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Reasons why UI Designers may not achieve the desired results

A study was performed several years ago that explored the reasons why User Interface Designers, and people who work with designers, believe they don’t achieve the design results they desire. Perhaps surprisingly, the obstacles most mentioned by both designers and

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Button Placement and User Interface Design

With the steadily increasing utilization of touch screen interfaces, new requirements and design considerations have become more prevalent along with the design flaws that don’t accommodate finger widths. This is made obvious when button placement comes into play. While the

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UI and UX Design quotations

You can use an eraser on the drafting table or a sledge hammer on the construction site.  — Frank Lloyd Wright The interface designer must balance the legitimate use of familiar paradigms, which ease the learning process, against the enhanced

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Using splash screens effectively in UI Design

A splash screen, when used correctly, serves a specific and valuable purpose: to convey to the user that the application has indeed been launched and that it is still in the process of loading. A branded image or resource-light animation

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EHR user interface design

The importance of intuitive UI design in healthcare can not be overstated. As such, the importance of even the smallest design details in electronic health record interface design should always be given a proper amount of consideration and weight. When

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Intuition vs. Sensing in User Interface Design

How people perceive and gather information can be interpreted in terms of intuition versus sensing. Sensing tends to involve a trust in information that is more concrete and experienced with the five senses. It involves looking at details and tends

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