Teaching experienced developers to design graphical user interfaces

Jakob Nielsen, Rita M. Bush, Tom Dayton, Nancy E. Mond, Michael J. Muller, Robert W. Root
<span title="">1992</span> <i title="ACM Press"> <a target="_blank" rel="noopener" href="https://fatcat.wiki/container/4obeqfuqs5gzbos5ah64a7m57a" style="color: black;">Proceedings of the SIGCHI conference on Human factors in computing systems - CHI &#39;92</a> </i> &nbsp;
Five groups of developers with experience in the design of character-based user interfaces were taught graphical user interface design through a short workshop with a focus on practical design exercises using low-tech tools derived from the PICTIVE method. Several usability problems were found in the designs by applying the heuristic evaluation method, and feedback on these problems constituted a way to make the otherwise abstract usability principles concrete for the designers at the workshop.
more &raquo; ... Based on these usability problems and on observations of the design process, we conclude that object-oriented interactions are especially hard to design and that the developers were influenced by the graphical interfaces of personal computers with which they had interacted as regular users.
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