[MUD-Dev] MUD client popularity

Sean Middleditch elanthis at awesomeplay.com
Sat Feb 7 22:52:47 New Zealand Daylight Time 2004


On Feb 5, 2004, at 8:33 PM, Brian Hook wrote:
> On Thu, 05 Feb 2004 11:16:44 -0500, Edward Glowacki wrote:

>> Very few programmers have UI skills in the same league as the
>> average interaction designer of a similar experience level.

> In my experience, "UI specialists" generally, well, suck.  They're
> not rigorous in their approach and often feel that UI design is an
> artistic profession, when it is clearly an engineering/psychology
> avocation.

They would, in this case, not really be "specialists" now, would
they?  ;-)

At least, the UI specialists I'm used to dealing with are of the
real variety.

> If someone is serious about designing UI, they need to read:

>   "About Face 2.0: The Essentials of Interaction Design" by Cooper
>   and Reimann

>   "User Interface Design for Programmers" by the aforementioned
>   Joel Spolsky (mostly a distilled version of About Face) > "The
>   Design of Everyday Things" by Donald Norman, a classic

"Designing From Both Sides of the Screen" by Ellen Isaacs and Alan
Walendowski is also something I've seen recommended; I should warn
that I haven't personally read this one tho.
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