AUTHOR: Jeff Cogswell
U.S. PRICE: $39.99
PUBLICATION DATE: 02/12/2004
DESCRIPTION: Designing Highly Useable Software teaches you how to think about and plan for the needs of your users/administrators before writing your first line of code, making your applications more sensible to users.
Stressing the need to consider how humans think and work, this single volume addresses your broad design needs, including interface design, modeling the real world, designing windows and dialog boxes, software navigation, creating readable reports and software libraries, and testing from the user’s perspective.
[Index] Part I: Keeping It Simple Chapter 1: The UUI:The Useable User Interface Chapter 2: Modeling the Real World Chapter 3: Laying Out Your Windows and Dialog Boxes Chapter 4: Managing Your Software 's Time Chapter 5: Highly Navigable Software Chapter 6: Data,Reports,and Printouts Chapter 7: Adding a Web Interface Part II: The Lonely Engineer Chapter 8: Under the Hood Chapter 9: When Your Software Starts,Stops,or Dies a Quick Death Chapter 10: Modularity and Libraries Chapter 11: Object-Oriented Pontificating Part III: The Business of It All: It's "Dollars and Sense" Chapter 12: A Very Gross National Product:Business and Software Problems Chapter 13: Testing,Testing,Testing Chapter 14: Installing,Training,and Helping Chapter 15: Book in a Book:A Guide for Programming Bosses Appendix A: Software Design Resources