GUI Design by schematic visualization
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Thesis' paper from the Master in Information Design. Universidad de las Américas Puebla....
Thesis' paper from the Master in Information Design. Universidad de las Américas Puebla.
Omar Sosa Tzec.
(Thesis presented on Dec of 2006).
The information design, regarded as the act of creating usable messages, has a direct application on designing graphic user interfaces. In this regard, it is possible to consider schematic visualization as an option for users to unload cognitively through more stress on the visual characteristics of the interface. This represents a way to apply the Calm Technology paradigm proposed by Mark Weiser. By considering the level of iconicity conveyed into an interface of this nature, the understanding of how schematics works on the interface should be evaluated under a different approach rather than a traditional usability evaluation, for example by doing a communicability test (from the Semiotic Engineering theory). Thus, this paper describes the overall process to design and evaluation of an instant messaging client under these considerations and it also introduces a standpoint for interface design based on the three rhetorical appealing modes.
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