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What does a user want? Designing for needs. Putting the user first. Making web content accessible to more people and more kinds of internet devices. Designing and testing usable interfaces. Use-case models and model users. Scenario development, wireframes. Usability testing on the cheap. And on the not so cheap. How to spec a site people will want (and be able) to use.

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Interface Design ( 5 articles)

The graphic user interface (GUI) of a computer system comprises the interaction metaphors, images, and concepts used to convey function and meaning on the computer screen. It also includes the detailed visual characteristics of every component of the graphic interface and the functional sequence of interactions over time that produce the characteristic look and feel of Web pages and hypertext linked relations. Graphic design and visual "signature" graphics are not used simply to enliven Web pages — graphics are integral to the user´s experience with your site. In interactive documents graphic design cannot be separated from issues of interface design.

Paper Prototyping ( 2 articles)

Paper prototyping is a widely used method in the user-centered design process, a process that helps developers to create software that meets the user´s expectations and needs— in this case, especially for designing and testing user interfaces. It is throwaway prototyping and involves creating rough, even hand sketched, drawings of an interface to use as prototypes, or models, of a design.