Designing with the Mind in Mind, Second Edition Simple by Jeff Johnson

By Jeff Johnson

During this thoroughly up-to-date and revised variation of Designing with the brain in brain, Jeff Johnson will give you barely enough history in perceptual and cognitive psychology that consumer interface (UI) layout directions make intuitive experience instead of being only a checklist or principles to stick to. Early UI practitioners have been proficient in cognitive psychology, and constructed UI layout ideas in keeping with it. yet because the box has advanced because the first version of this publication, designers input the sphere from many disciplines. Practitioners this day have sufficient event in UI layout that they've been uncovered to layout principles, however it is vital that they comprehend the psychology in the back of the principles on the way to successfully practice them. during this re-creation, youll locate new chapters on human selection and determination making, hand-eye coordination and a spotlight, in addition to new examples, figures, and motives all through. - offers a vital resource for person interface layout ideas and the way, whilst, and why to use them - palms designers with the technology in the back of every one layout rule, permitting them to make knowledgeable judgements in initiatives, and to provide an explanation for these judgements to others - Equips readers with the information to make expert tradeoffs among competing principles, undertaking time cut-off dates, and funds pressures - thoroughly up-to-date and revised, together with extra insurance on human selection and determination making, hand-eye coordination and a spotlight, and new cellular and touch-screen examples all through

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We usually don’t notice this hole in our vision because our brain fills it in with the surrounding content, like a graphic artist using Photoshop to fill in a blemish on a photograph by copying nearby background pixels. People sometimes experience the blind spot when they gaze at stars. As you look at one star, a nearby star may disappear briefly into the blind spot until you shift your gaze. 3. Some people have other gaps resulting from imperfections on the retina, retinal damage, or brain strokes that affect the visual cortex,2 but the optic nerve gap is an imperfection everyone shares.

The Figure/Ground principle also specifies that the visual system’s parsing of scenes into figure and ground is influenced by characteristics of the scene. For example, when a small object or color patch overlaps a larger one, we tend to perceive the smaller object as the figure and the larger object as the ground (see Fig. 16). 15 Symmetry: the human visual system parses very complex two-dimensional images into threedimensional scenes. 16 Figure/Ground: when objects overlap, we see the smaller as the figure and the larger as the ground.

8). DATA-SPECIFIC CONTROLS PROVIDE EVEN MORE STRUCTURE A step up in structure from segmented data fields are data-specific controls. Instead of using simple text fields—whether segmented or not—designers can use controls that are designed specifically to display (and accept as input) a value of a specific type. For example, dates can be presented (and accepted) in the form of menus combined with pop-up calendar controls (see Fig. 9). It is also possible to provide visual structure by mixing segmented text fields with data-specific controls, as demonstrated by an email address field at Southwest Airlines’ Web site (see Fig.

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