Design Practices 1
Plan exactly what design elements we want in the
sites beforehand. E.g., drop-downs, auto-complete
fields, modal windows.
Use only a limited number of design elements and
make sure these will scale across all parts of our
Identify key interaction points, i.e. what most
users will want to access.
Design Practices 2
Key interaction points should be large-sized, and
Don't force the user to have to use the “Back”
button to visit pages.
A user should not have to visit too many pages
to get to the desired content. No more than 2-3
Design Practices 3
Consistent style and user-interaction design
(colors, form elements, lists) across all sites.
The user should be able to do what s/he
anticipates. Consistent visual cues.
Don't set up links in such a way that users have
no idea where they will end up.
Design Practices 4
Minimize mouse movement. Users should not
have to move the mouse too far for each clickable
Group relevant items close together in the layout.
Keep all navigation clustered together, important
links clustered together, etc.