Professional user interface design plays an essential role in
delivering high quality software products. This section of our portfolio presents
recent examples of our work including interface design,
icons and style guides.
Example 1: Interface Design
|Both the structure and look and feel of
a user interface is critical to delivering a successful application. GUI Designers
can provide support throughout the product development life cycle, including usability
evaluation, user needs analysis, and detailed product design/prototyping.
The example on the right demonstrates how appropriate selection and
layout of controls can provide an apparently simple unified tool for searching for
information that resides in a number of different databases.
|Example 2: Style
enhance user interface design and branding by defining consistent user interface rules and
recommendations. Many generic Style Guides exist, however, they often fail to
address the needs of designers working on specific products. We create Style Guides that
enable you to develop products with your own distinctive look and feel. Style Guides can
be developed in a number of formats including Paper, Multi Media and Web.
The example on the right shows an interactive guide that we
developed with Reuters. The inclusion of animated demonstrations within the guide
increases its efficiency as a teaching tool, and makes it more attractive to its potential
Icons and Splash Screens
an excellent mechanism for giving the user visual representations of functionality, and to
reinforce product branding.
Successful icons are
typically built from symbols, each of which represent an object or an action within a
product. Consistent use of symbols within a family of icons makes it easier for users to
remember icons, and to predict the meaning of new icons.
GUI Designers has designed a wide variety of icons and
Splash Screens for Windows and Web environments. The animated image above displays work
that we have completed for MDIS, MIA and CODA Financials.