Etude and the folklore of user interface design

@inproceedings{Good1981EtudeAT,
  title={Etude and the folklore of user interface design},
  author={Michael Good},
  year={1981}
}
Research in user interface design is like the weather—everybody talks about it, but nobody does anything about it. While this isn't strictly true, the great majority of guidelines for user interface design that one is likely to come across are based on the experience or gut feelings of a particular designer. These are better than nothing, but they are made less useful since 1) a particular recommendation could be based on factors unique to the designer's own system, 2) the population for whom… CONTINUE READING