Mobile Design Pattern Gallery: UI Patterns for Mobile Applications
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Mobile Design Pattern Gallery: UI Patterns for Mobile Applications

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When you’re under pressure to produce a well designed, easy-to-navigate mobile app, there’s no time to reinvent the wheel. This concise book provides a handy reference to 70 mobile app design patterns, illustrated by more than 400 screenshots from current iOS, Android, BlackBerry, WebOS, Windows Mobile, and Symbian apps.

User experience professional Theresa Neil (Designing...more
Paperback, 284 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by O'Reilly Media (first published November 30th 2011)
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Mobile Design Pat­tern Lib­rary by Theresa Neil is a use­ful if not essen­tial addi­tion to the lib­rary of any­one work­ing in mobile applic­a­tion design today. Neil has sys­tem­at­ic­ally com­piled a com­pre­hens­ive means of describ­ing inter­face ele­ments and clas­si­fy­ing between their cur­rent vari­ations. She cov­ers the most pop­u­lar mobile OS’s provid­ing a pro­fu­sion of screen cap­tures and suc­cess­fully devel­ops a lan­guage akin to Chris­topher Alexander’s work in archi­tec­tur...more
Mar 29, 2012 Rob rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: UX professionals and UI devs doing work targeted at mobile devices
I just wrapped up reading [1] Theresa Neil's Mobile Design Pattern Gallery (published by O'Reilly), and I am happy to call it a worthwhile survey. I say "survey" because that's exactly what we have here: Neil takes a look at the dominant patterns (and anti-patterns) in the application interface designs that are targeted at mobile devices, and casts a wide net to cover as many of the major patterns as possible. The book does not take a particularly deep dive into any of the specific patterns--or...more
Jose Miguel
it's a complete catalog with a lot of good examples and a concise explanation for each case.
Alessandro Pellizzari
Come dice il nome, è una galleria di pattern utili per il design di siti mobile.

Molto completa (comprende anche degli anti-pattern nell'ultimo capitolo), e utile da tenere sottomano mentre si progetta un sito o un'applicazione mobile. In alcuni casi può essere utile anche per siti web "classici".

Avrei preferito un maggiore approfondimento sull'uso di alcuni pattern, mentre le descrizioni sono spesso brevi e limitate.
Adam Wiggins
One of the very few practical guides to mobile UX I've managed to find. It's a straight catalog of patterns, but pretty feasible to read straight through since the descriptions are terse and most of the page space is given to screenshots of examples from real apps. The side-by-side comparison of a particular pattern implemented well vs implemented poorly is particularly useful.
You can download a bunch of apps, try them out and feel what would be good for you.
Then, when you design your app, do as best as you can, from that experience.
But best practices are already out there, and Neil summarized them wonderfully in this book.
The terms used here aren't exactly terms Apple uses for those patterns. Gallery view is also a collection view in iOS. I appreciate this book as it is a very good reference for serious designers and developers.
Renee Valdez
This is a good look at the current landscape that is mobile UI. Useful as a reference if you're unfamiliar with an OS, it explains conventions and other useful information. Worth the read.
Serge Boucher
The most important goal of a patterns book is to define a vocabulary to talk about a problem domain and thoroughly describe it, which this book does and does well. Highly recommended.
hay que echarle un vistazo para entender que los patrones de diseño de dispositivos móviles son diferentes a los de pantallas en la web...
Harald Felgner
Highly recommended as well!
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