UW Information Technology


Purpose: Ease-of-use encourages users to readily adopt and work within the integrated information environment instead of developing isolated systems to accomplish their tasks. Solutions should follow patterns and blueprints to reduce complexity and increase maintainability. Training is kept to a minimum, and the risk of using or altering a system improperly is lowered.


  • Make things as simple as possible but no simpler.
  • Follow well-defined patterns and blueprints.
  • Minimize duplication and reduce complexity.
  • Make things easy to understand.
  • Make things easy to use.

Achieving this Guiding Principle

Best Practice
Web services are registered in the UW Web Services Registry.
Applications are easy to use. The underlying technology is transparent to users, so they can concentrate on tasks at hand.
User interfaces are intuitive.