Do you ever wonder where software designers get the ideas for those little icons? Or why some programs seem intuitive while others are hopeless? Despite its daunting title, Visual Interface Design for Windows (John Wiley & Sons, $39.95), by top Microsoft designer Virginia Howlett, is a fascinating introduction to the visual aspects of programs. Although aimed at software developers, the book requires no technical knowledge of design or programming, and the ample illustrations alone make it worth its stiff price.
BY STEPHEN H. WILDSTROM
Updated June 14, 1997 by bwwebmaster
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