1st Edition

User Interface Design Bridging the Gap from User Requirements to Design

Edited By Larry E. Wood Copyright 1998

    Although numerous sources document aspects of user-centered design, there are few references that consider how a designer transforms the information gathered about users and their work into an effective user interface design. This book explains just how designers bridge that gap. A group of leading experts in GUI design describe their methods in the context of specific design projects, and while the projects, processes, and methods vary considerably, the common theme is building a bridge between user requirements and user interface design.

    Introduction: Bridging the Design Gap, L.E. Wood
    Bridging User Needs to OO GUI Prototype via Task Object Design, T. Dayton, A. McFarland, and J. Kramer
    Transforming Representations in User-Centered Design, T.M. Graefe
    Model-Based User Interface Design, F. Ludolph
    Lightweight Techniques to Encourage Innovative User Interface Design, A. Monk
    Interaction Design: Leaving the Engineering Perspective Behind, P. Nilsson, and I. Ottersten
    Mind the Gap: Surviving the Dangers of User Interface Design, M. Rantzer
    Transforming User-Centered Analysis into User Interface: The Redesign of Complex Legacy Systems, S. Rohlfs
    Systematic Creativity: A Bridge for the Gaps in the Software Development Process, J. Scholtz and T. Salvadore
    The UI War Room and Design Prism: A User Interface Design Approach from Multiple Perspectives, K.T. Simpson
    Transforming User-Centered Analysis into User Interface: The Design of New-Generation Products, C. Smith


    Larry E.Wood