Today’s read 2: Characteristics of a successful UI

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This is from usabilitypost.com. It’s really a nice read.

Read it here.
http://www.usabilitypost.com/2009/04/15/8-characteristics-of-successful-user-interfaces/

There is a lot of information out there about various interface design techniques and patterns you can use when crafting your user interfaces and websites, solutions to common problems and general usability recommendations. Following guidelines from experts will likely lead you towards creating a good user interface — but what exactly is a good interface? What are the characteristics of an effective user interface?

Here are 8 things I consider a good user interface needs to be:

  1. Clear
  2. Concise
  3. Familiar
  4. Responsive
  5. Consistent
  6. Attractive
  7. Efficient
  8. Forgiving
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