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* Keep your terminology the same throughout the application.  
 
* Keep your terminology the same throughout the application.  
 
* Remember feedback! It’s important to tell the user when something is happening.
 
* Remember feedback! It’s important to tell the user when something is happening.
* Make informative error messages so the user knows what happened and what needs to be
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* Make informative error messages so the user knows what happened and what needs to be done to recover (see [[Error message]] ).
* done to recover (see [[Error message]] ).
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* Make sure the user has the opportunity to reverse from any situation with Back or Cancel, for example.
 
* Make sure the user has the opportunity to reverse from any situation with Back or Cancel, for example.
 
* Keep the dialogs simple so that the user’s memory won’t be loaded with too much information.
 
* Keep the dialogs simple so that the user’s memory won’t be loaded with too much information.
  
 
[[Category:Development Process]][[Category:Usability]]
 
[[Category:Development Process]][[Category:Usability]]

Revision as of 09:28, 6 May 2009

Some things to remember when designing dialogs:

  • Be consistent.
  • Keep your terminology the same throughout the application.
  • Remember feedback! It’s important to tell the user when something is happening.
  • Make informative error messages so the user knows what happened and what needs to be done to recover (see Error message ).
  • Make sure the user has the opportunity to reverse from any situation with Back or Cancel, for example.
  • Keep the dialogs simple so that the user’s memory won’t be loaded with too much information.
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