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Interface Design Tenets draft v6

Practical advice for the craftsman (vs the idealist).

Check out for the card deck.


Interface Design Tenets for Beautiful Design (ordered by priority):


Prototype like crazy

Let data scream

Reality bites

What interface?

Repeat customers ROCK

Bitch! Loud and often

Grid it

Type less + less type

Color carefully

Deja vu all over again

Eat your own dog food

Date your users

Pixel perfect


~60% complete. Probably another several iterations before it's ready for a techtalk (Fri Mar 28); +2-3 versions for the interface training session (mid-Apr), another half dozen iterations and then maybe it will be primetime: wiki+book ready.


UPDATE (14.Jul.09):

1st five tenets, 25MB PDF:


... or go to


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Taken on March 19, 2008