The Essential Elements of Great Web Application Design

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The Essential Elements of Great Web Application Design

  1. 1. the essential elements of web application design robert hoekman, jr. images and video courtesy of iStockPhoto
  2. 2. 1 Understand users, then ignore them.
  3. 3. 2 Build only what’s absolutely necessary.
  4. 4. 3 Support the user’s mental model
  5. 5. 4 Turn beginners into intermediates. Immediately.
  6. 6. 5 Prevent errors. (And handle the rest gracefully.)
  7. 7. <Squidoo, before>
  8. 8. 6 Design for uniformity, consistency, and meaning.
  9. 9. <Squidoo, after>
  10. 10. 7 Reduce, reduce, reduce. (And refine.)
  11. 11. <Browser with blank page>
  12. 12. [Not shown: Video of 3 dots exploding in a collision.]
  13. 13. [Not shown: Video of a young lion in a tree, swatting at the camera.]
  14. 14. the essential elements of web application design robert hoekman, jr. images and video courtesy of iStockPhoto

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