Anyone who’s serious about designing interfaces should have this book on their shelf for reference. It’s the most comprehensive cross-platform examination of. Jenifer Tidwell. · Rating details · 1, ratings · 65 reviews. Designing a good interface isn’t easy. Users demand software that is well-behaved. Designing a good interface isn’t easy. Users demand software that is well- behaved, good-looking, and easy to use. Your clients or managers demand originality.

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This approach makes the book modern even after 12 years. Your UI technology — web applications, desktop software, eve Designing with the Mind in Mind: She has experience in designing both desktop and Web applications.

Each pattern contains practical advice that you can put to use immediately, plus a variety of examples illustrated intrefaces full color.

Tidwell only wings it by making up reasons why the Apple interface is great. Certainly one of the better O’Reilly books I’ve read in a while. Actions and Commands; 6. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Something you would be able to do by simply using a Mac and paying attention to the details, instead of wasting time and money on some improvisation skills. If you are a designer who already voraciously consumes mobile apps and websites, you may already know a lot of this, although it does present the info very well.

Should try Steve Krug or Donald Norman books first. Looking for beautiful books? Mar 01, Alexandr rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Bloggat om Designing Interfaces 2nd Edition. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. I really liked Tidwell’s writing and think she’s organized, succinct, reflective, and anyone who reads her book will become a better interface designer.

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Its primary focus is to educating the readers about Interaction Patterns, its use and designkng of usage. It features real-live examples from desktop applications, web sites, web applications, mobile devices, and everything in between. Liked the pattern structure of the book, and the author did a great job in explaining some common design difficulties and possible solutions.

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Click here to find out. This book was super useful when I was working on my project. Lynch Limited preview – This book captures UI best practices as design patterns — solutions to common design problems, tailored to the situation at hand.

Great reference that collects common interface patterns for different types of interface issues. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Additionally the social interfaces’ focus on creating social content vs. Search User Interfaces Marti A. Images and Quantities, Evidence and Ingerfaces.

Jun 21, Jamie rated it really liked it Shelves: Feb 16, Ardavan Mir rated it really liked it. Selected pages Page Visual Style and Aesthetics; The book has more, of course — more introductory material, more patterns, and more examples. Each chapter’s introduction describes key design concepts that are often misunderstood, such as affordances, visual hierarchy, navigational distance, and the use of color.

Shea, David, and Molly Holzschlag. She carefully organizes and enumerates a wide variety of effective user interface options for both small screen ie: Time for a reviewed 3rd edition? Users demand software that is well-behaved, good-looking, and easy to use. An excellent reference with thoughtful and in most cases very recent examples illustrating the patterns.

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Your clients or managers demand originality and a short time to market. Design engaging and usable interfaces with more confidence and less guesswork Learn design concepts that are often misunderstood, such as affordances, visual hierarchy, navigational distance, and the use of color Get recommendations for specific UI patterns, including alternatives and warnings on when not to use them Mix and recombine UI ideas as you see fit Polish the look and feel of your interfaces deigning graphic design principles and patterns “Anyone who’s serious about designing interfaces should have this book on their shelf for reference.

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Navigation, Signposts, and Wayfinding; 3. Today we have websites such as Material Design and many others who share the component specifications with the rest of the world. Now that I’m done reading it, I can easily designlng myself referring back to this tidweell when I have a problem, or want some inspiration or new ideas.

Given its scope, Tidwell only superficially tackles each topic– however she provides the foundational elements of each one going over Gestalt principles for example to ensure even those unfamiliar to interaction design are up to speed. Best Practices for Web-Based Software. UI designers over the years have refined the art of interface design, evolving many best practices and reusable ideas.