What is the User Interface Section of ctdata.com?
User Interface refers to the functional aspects of the appearance of a piece of technology. For instance, the user interface of a car is the steering wheel, accelerator, brake, and other objects that the driver uses to control the car or entertain its passengers.
CTDATA's interest in user interface design mainly concerns the appearance and functionality of Web Sites on the Internet or a corporate Intranet. Our efforts are focused on improving the visitor's experience at a Web Site by enhancing the intuitiveness of navigational and transactional controls. This is a fancy way of saying that we want to:
- help users figure out how to get there from here, and
- help them decide what to do once they arrive where they want to be.
We are also interested in designing Web Sites that allow people to manage the content of their Web Sites without having to have programming or graphic design experiences. This is why we are so interested in Content Management systems. It's our intention to use this section of the Web Site to discuss and document user interface design techniques.