GUIDE2ux: a GUI Design Environment for Enhancing the User eXperience

Jan Meskens, Matthias Loskyll, Marc Seissler, Kris Luyten, Karin Coninx, Gerrit Meixner

In: Proceedings of the3rd ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems. ACM SIGCHI Symposium on Engineering Interactive Computing Systems (EICS-2011) June 13-16 Pisa Italy ACM 4/2011.


For the design and development of graphical user interfaces, designers have to take various guidelines, standards and target platform characteristics into account. This is often a hard and time consuming activity because guidelines are spread over multiple documents using different styles, and furthermore it requires considerable effort to verify whether a design will work well on the targeted device. We propose GUIDE2ux, a design environment that (1) identifies and shows usability problems automatically and (2) facilitates designers to verify their designs on the target device easily. With GUIDE2ux, we make design standards more accessible for designers and help them to improve and test the user experience of their designs.

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz