Designing A User Interface Design

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Introduction User Interface design focuses on anticipating what users might need to do and ensuring that the interface has elements that are easy to access, understand and use. Universal user interface design is aimed to develop products that can be used by all people in different environments to the greatest extent possible, without having the need to adapt or having a specialized design (Chubb, 2014). The computing environment is growing rapidly, and this has made it possible for the designers to focus on the development of interfaces that presents information in the most effective manner to people using various devices like laptops, tablets and smartphones, as well as people with disabilities in the various modalities. Therefore, the…show more content…
Flexibility in use- Universal interface design should accommodate preferences and abilities of wide range of individuals. Tolerance for error- The design should have measures and controls that can help minimize hazards and the adverse consequences that can be caused by accidental actions. Additionally, the design should have a mechanism for communicating the status, as well as the next steps where applicable, in order to reduce frustration for the users (Stephanidis, 2013). How Section 508 Affects the Development of User Interfaces and the Impact of Standards on Users Section 508 requires Federal departments and agencies that develop, procure, maintain or use electronic and information technology to ensure that Federal employees and the members of the public with disabilities, have access to, and use of information and data as the individuals without disability, unless it will be undue burden to the institution to do so. Web based applications are required to present their information in a manner that makes it possible for the disabled users to have access too. Therefore, the development of the user interfaces are affected in the following way: The interface should provide a text equivalent for every non-text element, the alternatives for the presentation of multimedia are supposed to be synchronized within the presentation,
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