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Chapter 21. Interface Architectures > Architectural Paradigms

Architectural Paradigms

Many useful applications consist of a single window, or perhaps a single primary window with some dialog boxes and property sheets. But most complex applications consist of multiple primary windows, and you need to think carefully about how the user navigates between them.

As always, the choice must be based on what the user is doing, but the decision is made more complex by the fact that your application almost certainly supports several types of users who are doing different things. Your task as a designer is to make sure that the tasks the user isn't interested in don't get in the way.


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