Ecological Interface Design

Ecological Interface Design

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Ecological Interface Design delivers the techniques and examples that provide you with a foundation to succeed in designing advanced display graphics. The opening chapters introduce the "art" of interface design by exposing the analytical methods behind designs, the most common graphical forms, and how these methods and forms are pulled together to create a complete design.The book then incorporates case studies that further emphasize techniques and results. Each example exemplifies a solution to a certain part of the EID puzzle. Some of the examples demonstrate the analysis phase, while others apply more scrutiny to graphical design. Each is unique, allowing allowing you to use them in the development of your own designs. The volume concludes with an analysis that connects ecological interface design with other common interface design methods, enabling you to better understand how to combine approaches in the creation of design solutions.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 344 pages
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • CRC Press Inc
  • Baton Rouge, United States
  • 28 Tables, black and white; 177 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0203492153
  • 9780203492154

Table of contents

Introduction and Overview Scope of this Book Types of Design ProblemsThe Ecological Part of EID Outline Motivation for EID HistoryWork Domain Analysis Defining the System of Interest What Is an Abstraction Hierarchy? Level by Level, Working through an Abstraction HierarchyPart-Whole HierarchiesModels with Social Constraints Techniques for Managing Large Models Models of Multiple DomainsTesting Your Model for CompletenessSummary: Double-Checking Your Work Domain Model - Rules to Useas You Actually Build It The Language of Interface DesignInterface Description Forms of ReferenceA Visual Thesaurus for Data Relationships How to Develop a New Visual FormSummary: Visual Thesaurus Review Sheet Using a Work Domain Model in Design Information RequirementsInformation Availability Analysis: What to Do if You Can't Measure It Using Information Requirements in Design Example Design Process Functional Information Profiles: Working with Existing DesignsSummary: From Information and Constraints to DesignTransportation Systems Challenges with Transportation SystemsAnalysis for Command and Control of a Frigate Analysis for Command and Control of a Destroyer A Display for an Aircraft A Display for Balancing Fuel in an AircraftHandling the Challenges Process Control Systems Challenges with Process Control SystemsDesign for Thermal Power Generation SystemDesign for a Nuclear Power Simulation Design for a Pasteurizer Design for an Acetylene Hydrogenation Reactor Design for a Large RefineryHandling the Challenges Telecommunications Systems Challenges with Telecommunications SystemsAnalysis for Network Management An Alternative Design: Design for Scalability Analysis for Radio CommunicationsHandling the Challenges Medical SystemsChallengesDesign for Oxygenation Monitoring in the Neonatal Intensive CareUnitPatient Monitoring in the Operating Room Analysis for Diabetes Management Handling the Challenges Social SystemsChallengesCasino GamblingHandling the Challenges Using EID with Other MethodsA Design Framework: Defining Opportunities to Use EID with OtherMethods EID and Other MethodsSummary Conclusion References Indexshow more