Designing Interfaces (3rd ed.) | Patterns for Effective Interaction Design


Jenifer Tidwell


Designing good application interfaces isn’t easy now that companies need to create compelling, seamless user experiences across an exploding number of channels, screens, and contexts. In this updated third edition, you’ll learn how to navigate through the maze of design options. By capturing UI best practices as design patterns, this best-selling book provides solutions to common design problems.You’ll learn patterns for mobile apps, web applications, and desktop software. Each pattern contains full-color examples and practical design advice you can apply immediately. Experienced designers can use this guide as an idea sourcebook, and novices will find a road map to the world of interface and interaction design.Understand your users before you start designingBuild your software’s structure so it makes sense to usersDesign components to help users complete tasks on any deviceLearn how to promote wayfinding in your softwarePlace elements to guide users to information and functionsLearn how visual design can make or break product usabilityDisplay complex data with artful visualizations

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