The K.E.L.L.E.Y. System: A New Approach to UI Design
Semester of Creation
Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW)
Writing for the Web
Description of Work
Interested in understanding how design principles and choices can influence a user’s perception of effective phone-based applications, Kelley Bostian, an MAPW graduate student, conducted a somewhat intensive literature review on effective UI design specifically geared towards phone-based applications. This literature review focuses on interactive design choices that have been proven to shape or change end user’s preconceived attitudes and/or practices. In performing such a close analysis of UI design principles, his goal was that the research would complement a proposed theoretical system that streamlines the findings of the study into an easy-to-understand acronym: the K.E.L.L.E.Y. system.
Though theoretical in its intentions, this proposed system aims to compartmentalize and condense key findings/terminologies in the field of interactive design (2019); it can be used as referential material for aspiring mobile-based application designers in the contemporary mobile-based application market.
Additionally, Bostian created a mobile application that remediated his academic paper into a more streamlined approach. The purpose of the self-made application is two fold: 1.) to provide easy to access design principles that are applicable to the field of UI design; and 2.) to condense and streamline the aforementioned literature review into an easily acceptable medium. I’m not suggesting that this streamlined approach I’m proposing is a universally acceptable approach to UI design. Kelley is hoping, however, that prospective designers could implement his proposed acronym when conceptualizing, designing, and prototyping innovative new applications.
Attached is a link to the application version of the K.E.L.L.E.Y. system; the actual paper version of the work is attached in the "additional files" section.
Bostian, Kelley, "The K.E.L.L.E.Y. System: A New Approach to UI Design" (2019). Graduate Scholarly Works. 8.