India develops a substantial percentage of the world's software. Hundreds of software companies in India do software development work for various clients, including organizations in North America and Europe. Although it is accepted that Indian programmers are skilled, would users say that the best interfaces come from India? Hardly any center of learning in India offers a significant course in human-computer interaction (HCI) or usability. Most of the technically savvy programmers are unaware of principles and techniques of good design. Further, myths that impede good design are rampant. In spite of all these negative factors, one or two companies…
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