The Design of Graphic User Interfaces: Home Page
This is the home page for CSC 5855 The Design of Graphic User Interfaces.
This is not a course on programing in Visual C++, OWL, X-windows, Java or even
the MAC interface. Rather it is intended to provide a basis on which you
can build when you come to work with any of these (or other systems).
Emphasis in this course is on design principles that will lead to
programs with graceful, uncluttered user interfaces. To this end
the course considers the following topics
- Cognitive Issues in Graphic user interfaces,
particularly user modelling;
- Graphic Design and Style Issues;
- Devices and Response Time
- The Design Process
- System Architectures for GUI's;
- Event driven Programs for Graphic user interfaces;
- Window Implementations.
There are several books that I have found useful in preparing this material.
The following is a partial list.
- Designing the User Interface. Ben Schneiderman. 2nd Edition.
- Designing Object Oriented User Interfaces. Dave Collins.
Benjamin Cummings 1994.
- Windows Wisdom. Leendert Ammeraal. John Wiley 1993.
- Further references
Last Changed: 18 June 1998.