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.
May 26, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read saving…. Jun 06, Ethan rated it really liked it. Trivia About Designing Interfa A few technical quibbles.
The book is basically an encyclopedia of UI design patterns, or maybe “mini patterns”.
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. But at over pages, I get that some things were simply out of tldwell. Using Social Media; 9.
If you have been an interaction designer for long, most of it is likely to be familiar if not obvious, but the clear explanations still make this a valuable read. If you are new to interaction design, Designing Interfaces will get you to start thinking about the ddesigning of form to function designinh put you on the right path for further development.
Each chapter’s introduction describes key design concepts that are often misunderstood, such as dexigning, visual hierarchy, navigational distance, and the use of color. Jun 02, Nguyen Huu Anh Vu rated it interfaaces it. What I really like about this book is also how much material you can find.
Jan 13, Rachel Peters rated it liked it Shelves: HOW Design Books, I also suspect the next time I actually do some UI design been awhileI may pull this out and read the sections on UI bits that I actually use, to get some additional thoughts. Nevertheless I’m pretty sure I will use this book throughout this and other projects. These give you a deeper understanding of why the patterns work, and how to apply them with more insight.
Jul 18, Mike Hall rated it liked it. This updated edition includes patterns for mobile jejifer and social media, as well as web applications and desktop software. Should try Steve Krug or Donald Norman books first. Blackberry, cell phones and larger screen forms. But not quite what I was expected.
Patterns for Effective Interaction Design. Book Description Despite all of the UI toolkits available today, it’s still not easy to design good application interfaces.
So, sadly, not a whole lot of new information for me, but it was certainly interesting to page tidwel, here. This would be a great textbook for any media-design course. A bunch of the patterns are actually available on the web, here: A good overview of common UI elements and their best use cases.
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Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design by Jenifer Tidwell
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A book can’t design an interface for you — no foolproof design process is given here — but Designing Interfaces does give you concrete ideas that you can mix and recombine as you see fit. Web Style Guide, 3rd edition Patrick J.
You’ll get recommendations, design alternatives, and warnings on when not to use them. Another gorgeous design book. Jan 07, Blake Winton rated it liked it.