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Apple and Microsoft's Official User Interface Guidelines

The official interface guidelines from Microsoft and Apple are not only useful when designing software applications. They both describe general and proven concepts of interface design that every Interaction Designer can benefit from. And they become more and more useful for Web Interaction Designers as Web user interfaces become more and more complex.

Both Apple and Microsoft's guidelines are available online.

Links:

  • Macintosh Human Interface Guidelines Open link in new window
  • Microsoft's Official Guidelines for User Interface Design Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - February 22, 2002

See also: Tips and guidelines (95)  Guidelines and Standards (15) 

 

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