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Designing interfaces

Author: Jenifer Tidwell
Publisher: Sebastopol, CA : O'Reilly, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This text offers advice on creating user-friendly interface designs - whether they're delivered on the Web, a CD, or a 'smart' device like a cell phone. It presents solutions to common UI design problems as a collection of patterns - each containing concrete examples, recommendations, and warnings.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jenifer Tidwell
ISBN: 1449379702 9781449379704
OCLC Number: 651075173
Notes: Previous edition: 2005.
"Patterns for effective interaction design"--Cover.
Description: xxv, 547 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: What users do. A means to an end ; The basics of user research ; User's motivation to learn ; The patterns --
Organizing the content : information architecture and application structure. The big picture ; The patterns --
Getting around : navigation, signposts, and wayfinding. Staying found ; The cost of navigation ; Navigational models ; Design conventions for websites ; The patterns --
Organizing the page : layout of page elements. the basics of page layout ; The patterns --
List of things. Use cases for lists ; Back to information architecture ; Some solutions ; The Patterns --
Doing things : actions and commands. Pushing the boundaries ; The patterns --
Showing complex data : trees, charts, and other information graphics. The basics of information graphics ; The patterns --
Getting input from users : forms and controls. The basics of form design ; Control choice ; The patterns --
Using social media. What this chapter does not cover ; The basics of social media ; The patterns --
Going mobile. The challenges of mobile design ; The patterns --
Making it look good : visual style and aesthetics. Same content, different style ; The basics of visual design ; What this means for desktop applications ; The patterns.
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