8 golden rules for interface design

  1. Strive for consistency
  2. Enable frequent users to use shortcuts
  3. Offer informative feedback
  4. Let the user know when they have completed a task
  5. Offer simple error handling
  6. Permit easy undo
  7. Provide a sense of user-control
  8. Reduce short-term memory load

From: Shneiderman, B. (1997), Designing the User Interface, Wokingham: Addison-Wesley

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