- Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (December 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0596008031
- ISBN-13: 978-0596008031
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.6 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design 1st Edition
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"This is a definitely good book to study before you set out to design some new application or website and maybe an inspiration to revisit existing material." - John Collins, news@UK, September 2006
About the Author
For more than a decade, Jenifer Tidwell has been designing and building user interfaces for a variety of industry verticals, often in the Java programming language. She has experience in designing both desktop and Web applications. As a user interface designer at The MathWorks, Jenifer was instrumental in a redesign of the charting and visualization UI of MATLAB, which is used by researchers, students, and engineers worldwide to develop cars, planes, proteins, and theories about the universe.
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Top Customer Reviews
Much of interface design is about common trends and assumptions people have when they get on a device and need to manipulate it. This book really outlines those "mental models" and explains them with diagrams and pictures. Being in web design, I know that the mobile world is really taking off, so using design patterns from mobile devices and meshing them with web design is where design trends are going. Rules and habits are different on various devices, and this book really illuminates those areas if you haven't had much experience with software development or mobile usability testing.
Bottom Line: Great foundation book to have a better understanding of how to design for different devices.
Designing Interfaces is a good primer, but it's also a great reference. Shoot through the book for a quick understanding of how different interfaces work and what their design patterns are. Then keep it handy when interface discussions come up.
I've already recommended it to four people who've already purchased it and a few more are on the way.
Very highly recommended.