|User Interface Design
To consistently create quality user interfaces, we've
created a set of guidelines to follow for each application. First we consider
who the users are going to be, whether they will be daily users, such as
database program users, or whether they will be one-time users, as in the case
of software for a kiosk. For daily users, our goal is to design the interface
so it helps users increase their efficiency and effectiveness without
unnecessary first-time user instructions. Conversely, if we're developing a
software application for a kiosk, we'll develop an interface that steps the
user through the program.
After we've designed a user interface, we make sure it's usable by having
members of our staff test it before deployment. Our testing helps us develop
interfaces that are simple, consistent and forgiving.
We've been providing quality software to companies in a variety of industries
for over 10 years. We've learned a lot with both the successes and shortcomings
of our own user interfaces. If you want to benefit from our experience, contact
Easy to understand and based on Windows standards for familiarity. Toolbar
buttons use familiar metaphors for commands like open, save and print.
Intuitive labels and conventions are used throughout the software to help users
Forgiving: Caution dialogs help users with mistakes before
they are made, not after.