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Mobile Design Pattern Gallery: UI Patterns for Smartphone Apps Paperback – May 17, 2014

ISBN-13: 978-1449363635 ISBN-10: 1449363636 Edition: Second Edition

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  • Paperback: 408 pages
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; Second Edition edition (May 17, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449363636
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449363635
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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Book Description

UI Patterns for iOS, Android, and Windows

About the Author

Theresa Neil is a user experience consultant in Austin, Texas, where she designs rich applications for start-ups and Fortune500 companies.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Adelaide C. on July 6, 2014
Format: Paperback
Although examples of mobile user interface design can be found everywhere: in our day-to-day usage of our own favorite mobile apps, on blogs, and at meetups and conferences, this book contains 1,000 color screenshots categorized into useful categories. I'm a data visualization person, and it's always hard to figure out how to put a chart effectively on a small mobile screen. The author has an entire chapter on charts, highlighting apps such as FitBit and MySugr for iOS and Gaug.es for Android, which saved me quite a bit of time researching (i.e. downloading a bunch of apps and testing them) and now I have some recommended apps to go straight to. I haven't come across more books like this, probably because apps are constantly changing. Yet, it's just something designers and developers should have in the office because it's so rich in examples.

On another note, what has been rewritten from the first edition, from what I understand, is the tutorials and invitations section. The author shares that dialogs, tours, video demos, etc. have not been proven effective in user testing, in fact, most users skip them or find them an inconvenience or annoyance. She offers some general rules instead and final words of advice: "Don't wait until the end to design your tutorial," she writes. "Tutorials should be treated as one of the most important elements of your app. If they fail, your app fails."

Again, the book is a reference guide, not really a read from beginning to end. I tend to jump around a lot in the book and, yes, there is an extensive index. I took off one star because for a design book, the design could have been much sleeker (although the page designer did a quite a job making every page layout look different).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By clickz4 on January 4, 2015
Format: Paperback
The idea of this book is great. If you want to improve the UI of a mobile app, look at 1000 or so screenshots from various popular apps and see what other developers are doing both right and wrong. But it has some glaring omissions.

To the author's credit the first very first chapter is navigation which is surely the biggest pitfall of multi-platform app developers. But that's also where she missed the boat big time.

She gave dozens of examples of good and bad navigation but never once did she compare the same app on both iOS and Android. (much less Windows Phones which she does cover some)

Apple now allows a 5 button tool bar. Android only let's you use 3 buttons. Things like this are BIG issues for developers. Indeed she criticizes Quora for Android for 'Squeezing in" a forth button which makes thing cluttered. Yet on iOS, Quaroa's designers could use 4 buttons and have 1 to spare.

It would have been considerably more useful to show the same apps on both platforms and how the designer(s) made decisions (ie compromises) on how to customize their app for each platform.

The biggest challenge to a mobile UI designer is non-standard environments and the author seemed to not even consider it.

If she took even a dozen well known apps and did screen shots on both platforms (and perhaps on tablets) the book would be gold.

[UPDATE: The author left me a nice comment and mentioned she had touched on this topic on her blog. (check first comment for link) That post is worth reading.]

The other big fail was in the section on forms. She shows several flight booking apps (which by definition require large amounts of form input) and gives them as examples of bad form design for being cluttered.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Donna Lichaw on November 10, 2014
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The mobile space is constantly changing and it's hard to keep up with mobile UI patterns, innovations, and best practices. This book is a must-have for anyone responsible for creating mobile interfaces. It walks you through patterns and frameworks, as well as the pros and cons of using some over others. I recommend it often as a reference tool to my students as well as clients and teams who are new to mobile or seasoned veterans.
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Theresa's book has proven highly valuable to me on numerous occasions. I spend just about every day of my working life designing mobile apps on Android and iOS, and have for the last few years. When you spend that much time on something, or in a particular environment, you find that the language associated with the environment becomes very natural, and your design vocabulary grows. New designers (or designers new to iOS or Android) would benefit from the overarching perspective on mobile patterns that clearly and concisely helps you understand their purpose, value, and appropriate context. For designers with a bit more experience, designers that are probably already familiar with most of these patterns, I find it useful to reset my perspective- I will look things up, not because I don't understand the pattern, but because the simple and understandable explanations can help to refresh or reset my view of them in context.

I would recommend this book to anyone working on mobile apps, professional designer to product owner. Especially product owner, actually, now that I think about it. I think I could have saved myself many tedious hours of design reviews if I had just convinced a couple of key product owners to read this book. Learn from my mistakes, people.
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More About the Author

Theresa Neil is an international design expert based in Austin Texas. She is passionate about making products that look good and work well. Her top selling O'Reilly books, Designing Web Interfaces, co-authored with Bill Scott, and the Mobile Design Pattern Gallery have helped thousands of IT professionals advance their design skills and create better experiences.

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