Where can I get design guidelines?


From: Gary Perlman <perlman@cis.ohio-state.edu>
Date: Sat, 19 Mar 1994 14:21:24 -0500

ftp to: archive.cis.ohio-state.edu

and look in the following directories:

pub/hci/Guidelines (Smith & Mosier)
pub/hcibib/readings.txt for platform-specific style guides

From: ebuie@csc.com (Elizabeth Buie)
Date: Thu, 2 Jun 1994 11:59:27 -0400

ISO 9241, Ergonomic Requirements for Office Work with Visual Display Terminals, is a 17-part standard that provides requirements and recommendations for hardware and software of VDTs, based on human factors principles and practices. The various parts of ISO 9241 are in various stages of development (from Working Draft through approved International Standard, with several of the software parts expected to reach IS or Draft IS status by the end of 1994); any part that has DIS or IS status is available for purchase. To inquire about ISO 9241, contact

International Organization for Standardization
[note to Edgar: I'll get the address for you ASAP]


   American National Standards Institute (the U.S. distributor)
   11 W. 42nd St., 13th Floor
   New York NY  10036
   tel: +1.212.642.4900
   fax: +1.212.398.0023

For current information about emerging national and international standards for HCI, see "The Standards Factor," a regular column by Pat Billingsley in the quarterly ACM/SIGCHI _Bulletin_.

From: ren@surf.kowande.bond.edu.au. (ren)
Date: 28 May 1994 00:39:18 GMT

HyperSAM is a hypertext interface to the user interface guidelines
produced by Smith and Mosier. This application enables the 944 
recommendations to be browsed, gathered, searched, annotated, and 
exported to support the design of user interfaces.

HyperSAM is now available for the Macintosh.
HyperSAM is also being released for the X Window System in the near
Register on the hyperSAM list by sending an email message to:

The current version of hyperSAM can be ftp'ed from
  kirk.bond.edu.au  (
in the directory
or via the WWW at URL

A Macintosh version is in the file hyperSAM-2.0-mac.sea.hqx.
A report on the hyperSAM software can be found in:
 hyperSAM-report.ps.Z (compressed version)

comp.human-factors faq WWW page: