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Designing Visual Interfaces: Communication Oriented Techniques

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Ironically, many designers of graphical user interfaces are not always aware of the fundamental design rules and techniques that are applied routinely by other practitioners of communication-oriented visual design -- techniques that can be used to enhance the visual quality of GUIs, data displays, and multimedia documents. This volume focuses on design rules and technique

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Paperback, 304 pages
Published December 5th 1994 by Prentice Hall
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Ryan
Jun 03, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: design-library
one of the best books ever written on interface design. the authors take a methodical Bauhaus approach to explaining visual design. they supply ample case studies showing the good and bad of visual interface design. many of the examples are from os design, but are instructive for anyone doing web based interface design.

this does not cover interaction or strategic design.
Hao Ca Vien
May 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great art and design ethic and philosophies to glean from the world of graphic arts and design. Must read for all developers in training and professionals to gain an appreciation for the aesthetics and beauty.
Shawn
Jun 06, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: computers
Good, but not as good as the Neilsen books.
Sharon
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: professional
Excellent book with many examples differentiating the difference between design for beauty and design for effective communication.
Mouly
Nov 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The best book on user interface design I have read. The examples may be old (from 90s), but the design principles are timeless.
Roxane
Nov 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Roxane by: Someone in the TC department
The book offers sound and enduring design principles, even if the examples are outdated.
Rachel Y
Jul 16, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: on-pause
This thing just feels really outdated. While Mullet covers a ton of great fundamentals and has a nice, clear writing style, the screenshots from the mid-90's are just too hard to digest.
Besim
May 23, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any webdesigner
Shelves: design
This was recommended to me by sidi Abdul Wahid Ovaice. It's a slow read but full of gems.
Aneel
Feb 09, 2010 rated it did not like it
Started. Was underwhelmed. May try again someday.
Jan
Very good and practical book about the principles of visual design and user interface design in general.
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