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The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web by Jesse James Garrett

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Chapter 7. The Surface Plane: Visual Design

The Surface Plane: Visual Design
The Surface Plane: Visual Design

At the top of the five-plane model, we turn our attention to those aspects of the site our users will notice first: the visual design. Here, content, functionality, and aesthetics come together to produce a finished design that fulfills all the goals of the other four planes.

Defining the Surface

On the skeleton plane, we were dealing primarily with arrangement. Interface design concerns the arrangement of elements to enable interaction, navigation design concerns the arrangement of elements to enable movement ...

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