Issue No. 04 - July/August (2004 vol. 21)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MS.2004.29
The activity of "design" includes many things, but certainly one of the most important aspects is interface specification. Regardless of your role in the development of a software system, it almost certainly involves some interface design, so it's helpful to have some heuristics that indicate when you?re doing it well--or poorly. Read on to learn what could be the most important general interface design guideline.
S. Meyers, "The Most Important Design Guideline?," in IEEE Software, vol. 21, no. , pp. 14-16, 2004.