Interface Design

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Interface Design

  1. 1. interface design Navigation systems and user interfaces
  2. 2. “WAYFINDING” 1. Orientation 2. Route decisions 3. Mental mapping 4. Closure
  3. 3. Maps & navis 1. Paths 2. Regions 3. Nodes 4. Landmarks
  4. 4. paths • Consistent and predictable links • Internal (habitual to the user) • External (breadcrumb trails)
  5. 5. regions • Identifiable regions and spaces • Consistent yet flexible/customizable • Page grid, terminology, links
  6. 6. Nodes • Too much choices can be overwhelming • Balance between user freedom and guidance
  7. 7. LANDMARKS • Orientation cues (“You are here”) • Use of graphics and titles
  8. 8. Search tools • Users see less of the homepage • They have expectations of where search bars are located
  9. 9. Design tips: Clear navigation
  10. 10. Design tips: No dead ends
  11. 11. Design tips: Simple yet unique
  12. 12. Design tips: Visible graphic identity
  13. 13. Design tips: Composition
  14. 14. Trends in web composition
  15. 15. Web Design conventions
  16. 16. Web Design conventions
  17. 17. More conventions • Informative title • Author or institution • Date created and revised/edited • Copyright/ownership statements • Link to home/main page • Alt text for images • Headings for sections

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