Full day training course offered at Usability Week Las Vegas

Application Design for Web and Desktop

Principles of application design, with an analysis of GUI screen components, workflows and varying types of users

Graphical user interfaces (GUI) have a rich vocabulary with screen components for many different situations. Effective design and implementation of these screen components have profound, positive implications on the overall user experience; while unusable design can have adverse effects on your users and customers.

In this seminar, we’ll explore the behavior of application screen components, including both standard behaviors that users expect and unique interface components designed for specific interactions.  In addition, we’ll explore key workflow concepts and design considerations for different task types, as well as guidelines for specific application types. We’ll also cover how to integrate user-centered design into an application development process for the inclusion of various user types.

"This course ties together all of the principles learned throughout the rest of Usability Week and applies them directly to application design. What I learned today will be a fantastic resource for my ongoing application work!"

Meredith Englund

Please note: This course does not cover mobile apps. If you’re designing for mobile devices such as the iPhone, Android, or iPad, consider our Mobile User Experience course.


Garrett Goldfield

Garrett Goldfield is a User Experience Specialist at Nielsen Norman Group with 20 years of practical experience. At Nielsen Norman Group, Goldfield has consulted for clients in a broad range of industries, including e-commerce, automotive, health care, financial, media, telecommunications, education, art and non-profits, as well as highly specialized B2B sites. Read more about Garrett

Course Date: December 02, 2012

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