go to previous page   go to home page   go to next page


Radio Similar GUI Parts
Cabinet, speaker, control knobs, and dial.. Graphical Components
Electronics parts connected to speaker, dial, and knobs. Listener methods
Receiver electronics and audio amplifier. Application methods

Real-world Interfaces

Non-software devices usually have user interfaces, too. They have:

  1. Components that make up the user interface.
    • Knobs, buttons, switches, dials, lights, levers, pedals...
  2. Parts that are connected to the interface components.
    • These "translate" user actions into something the rest of the device can act on.
  3. Parts of the device that does the actual work.
    • Motors, gears, axles, tubes, wires, valves...


(Thought question: ) What is the one graphical component that (nearly) all GUI programs must have? Click here for a: