Fundamentals of Good UI Design
This talk will provide a high-level overview of some of the core principles that shape a good user interface and thus, user experience. Regardless of platform, technology, or device, these principles share a basic premise of providing elegance, structure, beauty, and a holistic unity to any digital interface. We will begin with defining the rhetorical aspects of interface and interaction, based upon Wayne Booth's "rhetorical stance". Then we will dive into concrete issues of typography, grids, color/image, layout, hierarchy, reducing noise/clutter, and simplifying behaviors, all with clear examples of both poor and good interfaces. Finally we will conclude with thoughts on how to standardize and institutionalize such practices into a team situation. This session is meant to be interactive, lively, and hopefully good fun! Questions, debates, discussions encouraged!
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