User Interface Design and Usability

This is page contains links to HCI and User Interface Design related web sites that may help you with User Interface Design. Links include corporate sites, industry GUI and WEB style guides, Universities that have HCI or User Interface Design related activities.
The links have been put in the following categories:

If you find any additional sites, that you feel should be added, please send us an email.


User Interface Design Style Guides


Web Design Style Guides


Useful User Interface Design and HCI References

* HCI Resources: Guidelines, Styleguides, and Standards - Collection of links to various resources
* HCI resources on the Net (Yahoo listing)
* HCI Index - A collection different resources on Human-Computer-Interaction
* User Interaction Design Web
* comp.human-factors - A newsgroup for questions and information related to HCI in general
* HCI Related Material on the Web - A collection of pages that point to many different resources on Human-Computer-Interaction.
* Human - Computer Interaction Virtual Library - a meta-index of information on human-computer interaction.
* Graphics Visualization & Usability Center - A searchable database of research related to User Interface and Usability, and other cool topics like Animation, Multimedia, and Hypertext.

Associations and Organizations

IBM User Interface Links

Microsoft User Interface Links


Microsoft Research User Interfaces Group - A page about a group at Microsoft that is researching future user interface technologies. Discusses a project called Persona which is exploring conversational assistants (little animated characters) to interact with users.

* The Windows ® Interface Guidelines for Software Design

Apple User Interface Links

UNIX User Interface Links

* The Open Group
* Interface Design for Sun's WWW Site - Part of Sun Microsystems site that shows their numerous iterations of home page and icon designs, as well as a description of the usability engineering methods used in their design process.

Miscellaneous Sites of Interest

* World Wide Web Usability  - Abstracts from the International Journal of Human Computer Studies.
* Bad Human Factors Designs -  Examples of bad human factors designs from everyday life.


Binghamton University Glasgow University Staffordshire University University of Lisbon University of Toronto
Brigham Young University Helsinki University of Technology Stanford University University of London University of Trondheim
Brunel University Heriot-Watt University University of British Columbia University of Manchester University of Technology in Vienna
Brunel University Hull University University of Canberra University of Manchester University of Vienna
Carnegie Mellon University Linkoping University University of Dundee University of Maryland University of York
Chalmers University of Technology Loughborough University of Technology University of Göteborg University of Nebraska Uppsala University
City University of London New York University University of Guelph University of New Brunswick University of Ulster
Delft University of Technology The Open University University of Huddersfield Universoty of Oldenburg Virginia Tech.
Free University of Berlin Oregon Graduate Institute University of Kassel University of Sussex
Georgia Tech. Queen Mary and Westfield College University of Leeds University of Tampere



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