Industrial design and a positive user experience is the key to a successful product. Today, making a product worthwhile to the user is just as important as making it work. This article illustrates how collaboration between marketing, graphic artists, usability experts, and embedded systems programmers throughout all phases of the product design cycle is essential if the goal is to create a compelling interface that can differentiate a product and a brand. Graphic user interface (GUI) solutions are now available for the ARM7 processor architecture that not only foster this collaboration, but also support user-friendly embedded systems with a liquid crystal display (LCD) user interface that would otherwise require a more
powerful processor.

Reprinted in its entirety from ARM IQ Vol. 6, No. 4, 2007