Design for the users and their tasks
User interface simplifies daily process, enabling increased efficiency and accessibility to data.
Consistent Navigation, interface elements, and location of information
Minimize the learning requirements for users, make the behavior of common interface elements and dialogue boxes as consistent as possible. Locate supporting documentation logically within the platform.
Reduce unnecessary effort by the user
Users should be able to concentrate on their task without worrying about how the tool works. The more complicated the interaction, the more frustrated users become and the more distracted they are from their real task.
Present information clearly
Arrange on-screen information so as to increase the user’s ability to discriminate between different items and groups of data, through the use of spacing, boxes, and visual coding techniques. Present information in a consistent manner and location across different windows to enhance learn ability.
Reduce opportunity for errors
Reduce errors by guiding the user down the correct path to accomplish their goal. Where appropriate to the task, users’ responses should be constrained to avoid error.