Design Specifications and Guidelines - Visual Design

Visual Design

What we see influences how we feel and what we understand. Visual information communicates nonverbally, but very powerfully. It can include cues that motivate, direct, or distract, so you want to ensure that every element in your application's user interface communicates effectively. This chapter contains presentation guidelines that you can apply to enhance the design, style, and layout of graphics and text in your application interface.

Visual Communication

Design of Visual Elements

User Interface Text


Design of Graphic Images

Selection Appearance

Transfer Appearance

Open Appearance

Link Appearance


Fundamentals of Designing User Interaction

Windows Interface Components

Design Specifications and Guidelines

Appendixes and References