Interface Design

You already know that a beautiful visual interface isn't enough to compel users to engage. But what *does* make an effective interface takes a combination of a variety of factors -- from communication and decision-making to execution -- that our experts discuss in these seminars.

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Giles Colborne

Designing Conversations

Is it true that the next generation of user interfaces are conversational interfaces? This presentation looks beyond the hype to examine why conversational interfaces offer new opportunities for swifter more satisfying interaction. It also shines a light on some of the pitfalls into which conversational interfaces can easily fall. It unpacks the psychology of human conversation and shows how you can turn this into design principles for more satisfying user experiences–whether you’re building a conversational user interface or a standard touch UI.

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David Rivers

Visual Design for Web Applications

You’ll learn…

  • Use key points to use as a checklist or to plan your visual design
  • Incorporate brand into your design
  • Recognize when you should be consistent, and when it’s important to be inconsistent
  • Consider new terms—Stage, interaction planes, and affordances—what they mean and why they’re important
  • Start down in the trenches of your application, rather than the dashboard or home screen
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Patrick Hofmann

Effective Use of Icons & Images

You’ll learn…

  • Evaluate your user interface and information, with a closer look at the icons and images used to represent information.
  • Avoid use of symbols and icons in your interfaces that confuse, offend, or even alienate your audience.
  • Better judge the inclusion, exclusion, as well as the combination of words and images in your information.
  • Create more effective toolbars, favicons, desktops, menus, and UIs with well-balanced, well-thought-out icons, images, and text.
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