Designing Windows 95’s User Interface – Socket 3


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The development of the user interface for a large commercial software product like Microsoft® Windows 95 involves many people, broad design goals, and an aggressive work schedule. This design briefing describes how the usability engineering principles of iterative design and problem tracking were successfully applied to make the development of the UI more manageable. Specific design problems and their solutions are also discussed.
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4 days ago by kejadlen
artículo que explica el rediseño de la interface de usuario del Windows 95
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8 days ago by gorilas
Three years ago I came across an interesting paper written up by a Microsoft employee, Kent Sullivan, on the process and findings of designing the new user interface for Windows 95. The web page has since been taken down – one reason why I’m a bit of a digital hoarder. via Pocket
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9 days ago by driptray
User testing and prototyping Windows 95.
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11 days ago by tmrly
The development of the user interface for a large commercial software product like Microsoft® Windows 95 involves many people, broad design goals, and an aggressive work schedule. This design briefing describes how the usability engineering principles of iterative design and problem tracking were successfully applied to make the development of the UI more manageable. Specific design problems and their solutions are also discussed.

Windows 95 is a comprehensive upgrade to the Windows 3.1 and Windows for Workgroups 3.11 products. Many changes have been made in almost every area of Windows, with the user interface being no exception. This paper discusses the design team, its goals and process then explains how usability engineering principles such as iterative design and problem tracking were applied to the project, using specific design problems and their solutions as examples.
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11 days ago by Shoord
Three years ago I came across an interesting paper written up by a Microsoft employee, Kent Sullivan, on the process and findings of designing the new user interface for Windows 95. The web page has since been taken down – one reason why I’m a bit of a digital hoarder. via Pocket
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11 days ago by jburkunk
a Microsoft employee, Kent Sullivan, on the process and findings of designing the new user interface for Windows 95.
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Three years ago I came across an interesting paper written up by a Microsoft employee, Kent Sullivan, on the process and findings of designing the new user…
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13 days ago by phil737
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15 days ago by edelagrave
Найдена утерянная статья Kent Sullivan 1996 года, в которой он рассказывает о работе над интерфейсом Windows 95. Это ценнейший материал, который показывает, насколько передовым был подход был на тот момент — итеративная работа, упор на юзабилити-тестирование и многие другие методы и практики, которые кажутся обыденными сейчас, но использовались единичными компаниями 25 лет назад. Очень интересно читать о том, как, например, трудно было приучить людей к привычному сейчас двойному щелчку мыши. Windows 95 — один из важнейших интерфейсов в истории, сделавших такую сложную ранее вещь как компьютер доступной самому массовому пользователю, в том числе благодаря миссии "компьютер в каждый дом". Перевод — https://habrahabr.ru/post/348728/.
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15 days ago by jvetrau
Three years ago I came across an interesting paper written up by a Microsoft employee, Kent Sullivan, on the process and findings of designing the new user…
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15 days ago by nertzy
Three years ago I came across an interesting paper written up by a Microsoft employee, Kent Sullivan, on the process and findings of designing the new user interface for Windows 95. The web page has since been taken down - one reason why I'm a bit of a digital hoarder. It specified some of the…
16 days ago by nfultz
RT : Fascinating insight into the design process of Windows 95 user interface:
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16 days ago by kohlmannj
RT : Fascinating insight into the design process of Windows 95 user interface:
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16 days ago by schraeds
Three years ago I came across an interesting paper written up by a Microsoft employee, Kent Sullivan, on the process and findings of designing the new user…
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Three years ago I came across an interesting paper written up by a Microsoft employee, Kent Sullivan, on the process and findings of designing the new user…
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16 days ago by zsoltika
RT : Awesome reading about iterative design at a time when it changed the computer industry. Win95 UI design.
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16 days ago by garrett
Three years ago I came across an interesting paper written up by a Microsoft employee, Kent Sullivan, on the process and findings of designing the new user…
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16 days ago by evanwalsh
Three years ago I came across an interesting paper written up by a Microsoft employee, Kent Sullivan, on the process and findings of designing the new user interface for Windows 95. The web page has since been taken down – one reason why I’m a bit of a digital hoarder. It specified some of the common issues experienced from Windows 3.1’s Program Manager shell and looked at the potential of developing a separate shell for ‘beginners’. Admittedly my inclination was that this was possibly inspired by Apple’s At Ease program that was reasonably popular during the System 7 days. I remember At Ease well during my primary school years, so kids couldn’t mess with the hard disk in Finder. So here’s what Kent had to say verbatim in his paper titled “The Windows 95 User Interface: A Case Study in Usability Engineering” so it’s not lost altogether.
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16 days ago by mikael
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