Systems Analysis and Design (Shell...

11th Edition
Scott Tilley + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305494602



Systems Analysis and Design (Shell...

11th Edition
Scott Tilley + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305494602
Textbook Problem

Describe the habits of successful interface designers.

Program Plan Intro

To analyze the habits of successful interface designers.

Program Explanation

Generally, the habits of successful interface designers would comprise seven factors.

  • Understand the Business

The interface designer must recognize business functions and how must the system help to achieve the goals. The system must help each user to perform their individual jobs. The designer must first breakdown the functions and, if necessary, must graphically represent them for a better understanding. Next, the designer can design the interface accordingly.

  • Maximize Graphical Effectiveness

It is scientifically proven that people learn better visually. Thus, a designer must incorporate this factor into his/her interface design for better results. Another advantage is that it improves the efficiency or the user due to its simple and robust features.

  • Think like a User

The designer should think like a user and anticipate the requirements. Also, the system designer should keep in mind the set of inputs and outputs, and any exceptions, if any. The designer should not burden the user with a variety of choices as it might confuse him/her and may cause system damage. The designer should use the analogy that is fit for the user.

  • Use Models and Prototypes

For users, the interface is the most important part of a system, as it is the medium through which the user interacts with the system...

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