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Instructional Design Principles - TEC 542

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Anne Ochs

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0 + - = 9 8 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 c Tolerance Tolerant of failures
Help users recognize and diagnose errors
Prevent errors
Include help Simplicity Basic Interface Design Principles Anne Ochs
February 1, 2013
Instructor: Cheryl Green-Sandle Consistency Contains internal consistency
Contains external consistency
Consistent with user perceptions Structure Instructional Design Principles Appropriate Font Styles Quality interface design includes four basic principles:
1. Structure
2. Tolerance
3. Simplicity
4. Consistency Gives the user flexibility and control
Clear and consistent
Appealing to the eye Wrong! Right! http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/4-interface-design/3-interface-design.html http://web.cs.wpi.edu/~matt/courses/cs563/talks/smartin/int_design.html Simple to use
Communicates clearly
Matches system and real-world design principles Complicated
Design Simple
Design http://web.cs.wpi.edu/~matt/courses/cs563/talks/smartin/int_design.html http://web.cs.wpi.edu/~matt/courses/cs563/talks/smartin/int_design.html Limited style types: no more than three font types per screen
Limited Colors: no more than three font colors per screen
Use a mix of upper and lowercase letters http://designshack.net/articles/graphics/maintaining-consistency-in-your-ui-design/ Appropriate Interactivity Consistent
Provides alternatives and clear visual messages
Provides feedback
Supports user behavior
Appropriate to the main purpose
Uses labels that are easy to understand References Cox, P. (2012, August 3). Maintaining consistency in your UI design. Retrieved
February 7, 2013, from Design Shack website:

Green-Sandle, C. (2013, February). [Online forum post]. Retrieved from TEC 542
Lecture 1 website: https://lc.gcu.edu/learningPlatform/user/ users.html?token=gr2aA%2fr60so4nelsNbPv1fASn48h9SaIk9vfNhO99caS%2boC2xuZNQCDnUaH19h8M&operation=home&classId=1162840#/learningPlatform/loudBooks/loudbooks.html?currentTopicname=Instructional%20Design%20Principles&viewPage=current&operation=innerPage&topicMaterialId=ffd3d708-b18d-48ee-bfe2-340af81e7fc8&contentId=34a8cf2f-0836-48ba-8ef6-21d54d2e3354&

Lynch, P. J., & Horton, S. (n.d.). Interface design. Retrieved February 7, 2013,
from Web Style Guide website: http://webstyleguide.com/wsg3/4-interface-design/3-interface-design.html

Martin, S. (1993, August). Effective visual communication for graphical user
interfaces. Retrieved February 7, 2013, from http://web.cs.wpi.edu/~matt/courses/cs563/talks/smartin/int_design.html

Thorsen, C. (2009). Tech tactics technology for teachers (P. Smith, Ed.) [PDF].
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