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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Browsing through the book again I see where some of the ideas have become dated, but some are still relevant. Dec 13, Abhinav rated it really liked it. Each pattern contains full-color examples and practical design advice that you can use immediately. Kundrecensioner Det finns 1 recension av Designing Interfaces 2nd Edition.

Reading this book you would be interfaves to do a Mac application interface. I assume an online version of this book would work quite well, particularly if the graphic layout there is as good as it is the the book I’d have to guess it’s not.

Designing Interfaces, 2nd Edition

Each chapter’s introduction describes key design concepts that are often misunderstood, such as affordances, visual hierarchy, navigational distance, and the use of color. Of course, the fact that it was written 12 years ago is something cesigning the reader needs to keep in mind while reading it, and – in my opinion – needs to be combined with more recent sources in order to give a complete picture of UIs’ needs nowadays. Given its scope, Tidwell only superficially tackles each topic– however she provides the foundational elements of each one going over Gestalt principles for example to ensure even those innterfaces to interaction design are up to speed.


It’s a great resource for your bookshelf if you work in product design. I am not an expert in UI design by any means I have read Donald Norman, Tagnazzini, Shneiderman and Mayhew but I have no background in graphic designbut I do project reviews and this book has given me some insight into problems and potential fixes in a few areas.

As many other people have mentioned, this book is a great list of Design Patterns.

Designing Interfaces, Second Edition

This would be a great textbook for any media-design course. Goodreads helps you keep inetrfaces of books you want to read. One of the best books on designing interfaces Each pattern is cross-linked with related patterns. Feb 16, Ardavan Mir rated it really liked it.

Designing Interfaces 2nd Edition

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A book can’t design an interface for you — no foolproof design process is given here — but Designing Interfaces does give you concrete ideas that you can mix and recombine as you see fit. Design and Typographic Principles for the Visual Novice.

Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design – Jenifer Tidwell – Google Books

Blackberry, cell phones and larger screen forms. Tidqell into categories like form design, editor design, etc. I can only assume that one of the reasons some people don’t believe in the value of UX design is the existence of books like this.

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This updated edition includes patterns for mobile apps and social media, as well as web applications and dwsigning software. She has been researching user interface patterns sinceand designing and building complex applications and web interfaces since Description Users demand applications that are well behaved, good-looking, and easy to use.

Your clients or managers demand originality and a short time to market. UI designers over the years have refined the art of interface design, evolving many best practices and reusable ideas. 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 inerfaces worldwide to develop cars, planes, proteins, and theories about the universe.

Patterns for Effective Interaction Design is an intermediate-level book about interface and interaction design, structured as a pattern language. Skickas inom vardagar. Jul 20, Francesco rated it liked it. Gustav Lindqvist29 april Aug 22, Ieva rated it liked it.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Nov 30, Rafaila rated it really liked it Shelves: Something you would be able to do by simply using a Mac and paying attention to the details, instead of wasting time and money on some desitning skills. Novice designers will find a roadmap to the world of interface and interaction design, with enough guidance to start using these patterns immediately.