This bestselling book is one of the few reliable sources to help you navigate through the maze of design options. By capturing UI best practices and reusable ideas as design patterns, Designing Interfaces provides solutions to common design problems that you can tailor to the situation at hand. This updated edition includes patterns for mobile apps and social media, as well as web applications and desktop software. Each pattern contains full-color examples and practical design advice that you can use immediately. Experienced designers can use this guide as a sourcebook of ideas; novices will find a roadmap to the world of interface and interaction design.
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It does a great job laying out the common patterns of software design and establishing a common nomenclature for referring to each one. 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 Designing Interfaces is one of the few books every designer should have and read, note: get the print version, this book will not translate well to ebook.
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.
While I rate this five stars for effectively reaching its goals; I am disappointed that Tidwell did not pair with a researcher to cite usability and user research studies that speak to how each interaction performs in the wild. But at over pages, I get that some things were simply out of scope. But not quite what I was expected.
The book is basically an encyclopedia of UI design patterns, or maybe "mini patterns". Broken into categories like form design, editor design, etc. Covering areas like individual, concrete patterns like tabbed containers, referred to as "card stack" to general, abstract notions like "diagonal balance".
Each pattern is cross-linked with related patterns. I assume an online version of this book would work quite well, particularly if Another gorgeous design book. So, sadly, not a whole lot of new information for me, but it was certainly interesting to page through here.
I also suspect the next time I actually do some UI design been awhile , I may pull this out and read the sections on UI bits that I actually use, to get some additional thoughts.
A bunch of the patterns are actually available on the web, here:.
Kazrabei Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Thanks for telling us about the problem. This serves as a good reference book, not as a thorough guide for Deslgning Interfaces. Reading this book you would be able to do a Mac application interface. Some examples are outdated. While I rate this five stars for effectively reaching its goals; I am disappointed that Tidwell did not pair with a researcher to cite usability and user research studies that speak to how each interaction performs in the wild.
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