The Eight Golden Rules of Dialog Design

These rules are due to Ben Schneiderman

  1. Strive for Consistency
  2. Enable Frequent Users to use shortcuts
  3. Offer Informative Feedback
  4. Design Dialogs to yield closure
  5. Offer simple error handling
  6. Permit easy reversal of actions
  7. Support internal locus of control
  8. Reduce Short term memory load

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