Geoff Kendall, Mentor Graphics Corporation
This paper discusses the motivations for and potential benefits of switching to LCD-based interfaces, and goes on to describe the challenges facing anyone attempting to deliver a great embedded GUI. This paper concludes with a checklist of things to look for when assessing the merits of the various off-the-shelf GUI software solutions. available today.
In today's increasingly competitive consumer device markets, multimedia-enabled products must offer a user interface (UI) that is both visually compelling and easy to use. But changing an embedded UI can often require a lot of time and work.
The success of any electronic device depends to a large extent on the appeal of the user interface (UI) and how easy the device is to use. This paper looks at a fresh new approach to designing a user interface (UI) and graphics for embedded systems. By identifying common UI functionality and implementing it in a reusable and customizable manner, we can make it far easier for embedded engineers to deliver visually engaging and easy-to-use products.