User experience (UX) guidelines for Windows, Dynamics NAV and AX
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User experience guidelines (UX Guides) are very useful design guidelines. Though they will not teach you how to design great user experiences – they will help you design your applications and avoid common mistakes. I’m sharing UX guidelines for Windows, NAV 2009 and AX 2009 with you.
Windows Vista / Windows 7 UX and interaction guidelines
The goals for these official Windows User Experience Interaction Guidelines (or “UX Guide” for short) are to:
- Establish a high quality and consistency baseline for all Windows-based applications.
- Answer your specific user experience questions.
- Make your job easier!
Dynamics NAV 2009 UX guidelines
The UX Guide describes the graphical user interface (GUI) components of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009, and describes how these components must be used to form the GUI of the application. The UX guide for NAV 2009 includes:
- Do’s and Don’ts
- Design Principles
- Designing Great User Experience
- Customization, Configuration and Personalization
- How to Design Most Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 Elements
- Designing with UI Text
Dynamics AX 2009 UX Guidelines
The User Experience Guidelines for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2009 provide guidance for designing new features and improving existing features. This guide helps you update features from earlier versions of Microsoft Dynamics AX. You can also use this UX guide as a point of reference; for example, when you need to look up guidelines for a specific control or form type.