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Guidelines for Graphical Interfaces Targetted at Scientific Programmers
Users & Developers Don't Like the Same GUIs

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Draft GUI Guidelines

  1. Eliminate windows.

  2. Use consistent, simple terminology.

  3. Pay attention to good visibility.

  4. Be explicit about current versus default settings.

  5. Frequency of use.

  6. Showing the user what to do next.

  7. Menu organization.

  8. Message are location.

  9. Advanced features.

  10. Outlining areas.

  11. Dialog controls.

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GUI Guidelines: Status Update

This page was last updated on 6/12/95