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human interface guidelines users

About users
The Human Interface Design Principles are based on some assumptions about people. A good interface allows people to accomplish tasks. Tasks will vary, but people share some common characteristics.
People are instinctively curious; they want to learn, and they learn best by active self-directed exploration of their environment. People strive to master their environment; they like to have a sense of control over what they are doing, to see and understand the results of their own actions. People are skilled at manipulating symbolic representations; they love to communicate in verbal, visual, and gestural languages. Finally, people are most productive and effective when the environment in which they work and play is enjoyable and challenging.


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