JENIFER TIDWELL DESIGNING INTERFACES PDF
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.
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She is thorough and offers a balanced view of when and where to use various patterns to bring out their strengths.
Jeinfer even though I think it’s a good book, it’s not as practical as a direct website and some of it’s cases are pretty old – but it covers a lot more cases than some websites with those jeniffer. Although the book was written back init mostly discusses basic principles of UI design that are timeless, avoiding to get in details that are related with the seasonal trends.
Though I’ve referred back to Tidwell less and less over the years, it may be simply because I learned so much from her ideas. Today we have websites such as Material Design and many others who share the component specifications with the rest of the world.
Each chapter’s introduction describes key design concepts that are often misunderstood, such as affordances, visual hierarchy, navigational distance, and the use of color.
Should try Steve Krug or Donald Norman books first.
Designing Interfaces, Second Edition
I could never understand why there is ‘How’ sections for each pattern, I skipped the most. UI designers over the years have refined the art of interface design, evolving many designng practices and reusable ideas. Great book to have it as a reference, although it could have been visually more interesting and appealing.
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Designing Interfaces captures those best practices as design patterns — solutions to common design problems, tailored to the situation at hand. Selected pages Page I had to read this book for my Interface Design class — normally I sell off my textbooks after the course is done.
May 26, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Visual Style and Aesthetics; Every chapter begins with a very good theoretical ideas on general design principles which help you defend your design decisions and in general increases your knowledge. UI designers over the years have refined the art of interface design, evolving many best practices and reusable ideas.
She carefully organizes and enumerates a wide variety of effective user interface options for both small screen ie: Despite all of the UI toolkits available today, it’s still not easy to design good application interfaces.
It does a great job laying out the common patterns of software design and establishing a common nomenclature for referring to each one. Designing Interfaces captures those best practices as design patterns — solutions to common design problems, tailored to the situation at hand. UI designers over the years have refined the art of interface design, evolving many best practices and reusable ideas.
A bunch of the patterns are actually available on the desitning, here: Lynch Limited preview – Your UI technology — web applications, desktop software, even mobile devices — may give you the tools you need, but An excellent reference with thoughtful and in most cases very recent examples illustrating the patterns.
If designiing learn these, and understand why the best user interfaces work so well, you too can design engaging and usable interfaces with less guesswork and more confidence.
Designing Interfaces, 2nd Edition
These give you a deeper understanding of why the patterns work, and how to apply them with more insight. The research is solid. Your clients or managers demand originality and a short time to market.
Experienced designers can use it as a sourcebook of ideas. Really well-organized, with easy-to-understand explanations and tons of examples. Novice designers will find a roadmap to the world of interface and interaction design, with enough guidance to start using these patterns immediately.
Designing Interfaces 2nd Edition
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Charles River Media, It tried to be a UI patterns book, but the patterns were all a little too basic and I found the naming of the jenifsr to be strange and inconsistent with standard industry names. Users demand software that is well-behaved, good-looking, and easy to use.
Sometimes examples were given of an interactive process with only one screenshot, making it a bit of work to try to figure out what the rest of the interaction looked like. Read my full interfacs at http: Trivia About Designing Interfa Navigation, Signposts, and Wayfinding; 3. Some examples are outdated.