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Google+ Snapseed help overlay showing meaning of symbols as well as gestures

First Principles of Interaction Design (Revised & Expanded)

The following principles are fundamental to the design and implementation of effective interfaces, whether for traditional GUI environments, the web, mobile devices, wearables, or Internet-connected smart devices. Help! This is a huge revision. I expect I have made mistakes. Please leave corrections and suggestions in the Comments at the end. If you have better examples […]

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Providing Predictable Targets

Three principles form a foundation to the graphical user interface: Discoverability,¬†Stability, and Visibility. ¬†They stand in stark contrast to MS-DOS and the earlier generation of interfaces, and their presence swept all of those others away. All three principles were so ingrained in the culture, so absolutely inviolate, that I eventually dropped all of them entirely […]

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