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Improving Graphical User Interface using TRIZ

Umakant Mishra
Type: Print Book
Genre: Computers & Internet
Language: English
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The popularity of Graphical User Interface has made it indispensable not only in the field of computer but also in other consumer items like TV, mobile phone, camera etc. Although the current-day GUIs are way ahead of the GUIs of a decade ago, various aspects of a GUI still have several limitations and are going through continuous innovations.

TRIZ provides various techniques like “Ideality”, “Functionality”, “Trends”, "Contradictions", “Inventive Principles” etc. to solve the prior art problems and improve the capabilities of any product. The concept of ideality is applied to explore the ideal features of a GUI, such as, easy to develop, easy to operate, easy to navigate, better aesthetics, increased speed of operation, lesser errors and so on. Many contradictions are faced on the way to achieve the Ideality, such as, “displaying more visual elements but without expanding screen size”, “scrolling the screen but without sacrificing space for the scrollbars”, “customizing the GUI but without wasting user’s time and effort to customize it” etc.

This book cites more than 100 exemplary inventions from US Patent Database and illustrates how the contradictions in the prior art methods have been overcome by applying very simple but innovative concepts. This book is intended to be a good reference for the TRIZ researchers, GUI developers and IT inventors. If you want to buy in bulk, please email to umakant(at)trizsite(dot)tk for discounts.

About the Author

Umakant has more than 18 years of experience in various fields of Information Technology and worked at different capacities in different International organizations. He last worked as Chief Technology Officer in CREAX Information Technologies (Oct 2000- Oct 2004), Bangalore. Before Joining CREAX, he was working as Manager Information Systems and Asia IT Coordinator (1996-2000) in ActionAid. Prior to that he had successfully worked as a Programmer, Senior Programmer, Data Analyst, Senior Systems Analyst and Systems Architect.<br>
Besides his post-graduation in Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in IT, he has acquired many International Certification including Master Certified Novell Engineer (MCNE) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE). During last 8 years, Umakant is focusing on TRIZ and Patent Research. He has created some websites on TRIZ, such as,,,,, and others. Apart from this book, he has written another book titled “TRIZ Principles for Information Technology” and many articles on TRIZ and IT.

Book Details

Number of Pages: 354
Dimensions: 6"x9"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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umakantm 11 years, 9 months ago Verified Buyer

Re: Improving Graphical User Interface using TRIZ

Dear TRIZ lovers,
I have not been able incorporate S-Fields and Inventive Standards in this book. The reason is quite obvious as nobody has yet clearly seen the application of these tools for software. Although Half of the Inventive Standards are clearly applicable for Software purposes, the applicability of the rest half are confusing. Recently I have done quite a bit of research on Inventive Standards for Software. I aspire to include those tips in the next edition of the book.
I have not been able to mention the name of the improving parameters and worsening parameters in case of contradictions as the software parameters were not finalized by me during that time. As my book on "Using TRIZ for Solving Software Contradictions" is in progress, I hope I will be able to name the improving parameters and worsening parameters for all the GUI related contradictions in the next edition of the book.
Those who have purchased or read this book, kindly send a feedback to my email umakant(at)trizsite(dot)tk which I can take care in the next edition. I wish to make the second edition available at a discounted rate to all the buyers of this firs edition.
Best regards,
Umakant Mishra

soubhagyal 14 years, 6 months ago

Good presentation of software contradictions

I saw the software contradictions in the book.. which are very interesting. Earlier I had seen Umakant's book on 'TRIZ Principles for Info. Tech.' Although the book was dealing with broad aspects of IT, the TRIZ concepts were restricted to mainly on Inventive Principles. This book explains the IT problems with various TRIZ techniques like Ideality, contradictins etc. I admire particularly about the contradictions explained.

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