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To provide maximum usability, your application must be efficient. An application's logical organization, scalability, predictability, and responsiveness all contribute to its efficiency.

Efficiency is especially important if users' tasks are complex and time-consuming. User aids, such as wizards, can help new users and experienced users work efficiently. Chapter 7 describes how to design wizards that are as efficient as other user-interface designs.

In applications that monitor and manage real-time systems--such as large computer systems and networks--a user's ability to respond efficiently to alarms can sometimes prevent major system failures. Chapter 8 discusses how to design applications that enable users to handle alarms efficiently.

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