OOUI Design: Process and Team.

Models of the development process are the heart of software engineering. On this page we are concerned more with the special needs of User Interfaces. The basic steps are as follows:

The OOUI Team

The OOUI team must be involved at all stages of the process. The steps given above iterleave naturally thw the planning, analysis, desing and implementation phases of system development.

Skills Required for OOUI Design

The skills required of a user interface designer are soemwhat different from those required of a programmer. Remember that the UI designer is concerned to deliver a system that users will want to use because it helps them in their tasks. Ideally the computer must disappear, rather the way that a pencil disappears in that one does not think about how to use it.

Broadly speaking the OOUI designer needs these skills: