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Looking for guidance on user interface design

I am looking for online articles/books,which talk about designing UI of a desktop application.One question which is on my mind is,when you are developing UI,should you think of a non-technical user as well as non-technical user.?
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Read this book first:

Afterwards, if you have any more questions, feel free to return and ask.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
You must read About Face, by Alan Cooper. Just read it.
But read first Joel's book, its a much easier read.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Make it plain, intuitive and discoverable. I.e. I should see what can be done at any step in plain view; the function of everything should be evident from the first sight even if I see your interface for the first time; and barring that, make figuring that out as painless as you can.

All the rest is fluff and pretty bits.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I would first consider just trying to follow the standards set by the platform one is implementig the UI on.

THere isnt such a thing as a 'technical user'.  People know how to do there jobs.  However, there are plenty of programmers who dont know how to make life easy for people so that they can do their jobs.

I suspect one meant does one design for computer literate or computer illiterate users.  The answer depends on the result of the user analysis.
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Friday, May 30, 2008

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