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SDD Interface Design(Identification of Data)

SDD Interface Design(Identification of Data)

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Interface Design In Software Solutions
The first major factor that needs to be considered when developing user interfaces is:
Identification of Data Required
Data can range from sound, graphics, animations, text and video.
Once data has been identified it must be then matched with an appropriatescreen element.
 
SCREEN ELEMENTS
1.Menus
Initiate the execution of modules.
Correspond to calls to sub-programs.
2.Command Buttons
Used to select different paths in a programs execution.
Assigned to help in the execution of modules.
3.Toolbars
Used to quickly access commonly used elements.
A process is executed when an icon is selected.
4.Text Boxes
Used to receive input from strings.
Validation usually occurs within the program code.(Unexpected input may occur)
5.List Boxes
Force the users to select from given options.
They are self validating so it is not possible to input unexpected elements.
6.Combination Boxes (Combo)
They combine the functions of a text box with that of a list.
Combo boxes are able to allow text to be inputted or force the users toselect one of the options in the list.
7.Check Boxes
Used to obtain a Boolean input from a user.
Clicking on a check box allows a value to change from false to true or trueto false.
8.Radio Buttons
Force the user to select one of the displayed options. e.g. Multiple ChoiceAnswer.
 
Interface Design In Software Solutions9.Scroll Bars
Scroll bars display the position of a numeric data value within a givenrange.
They are often use to navigate within other screen elements.
10.Labels
Used to provide information and guidance to the suer.
Labels are output screen elements, users cannot input data into labels.
ACTIVITIES
1. For each of the pictures below identify the appropriate screen element.2. Identify the most appropriate screen design element for each of thefollowing situations.
Entering your address.
Selecting favourite colour.
Allow quick selection of multiple modules.

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