The success of any consumer electronic device depends to a large extent on the appeal of the user interface (UI) and how easy the device is to use. Studies show that a good cosmetic design can encourage users to explore the full range of features and often engenders the perception that a product is easier to use. So if the benefits of great looking, easy-to-use UI are so clear, why are so many products still falling short of customer expectations? The solution lies in taking a fresh new approach to the role the UI plays. 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.

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