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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
Paperback, 284 pages
Published March 13th 2012 by O'Reilly Media (first published November 30th 2011)
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Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 architecture and design to identify the role and ...more
Mar 26, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Ujjawal Chauhan
Mar 16, 2019 rated it liked it
The design suggestions in this book can easily be learnt by spending a week with good apps on your phone and looking at Dribbble at works and what doesn't.

Some part of the book is useful, but most of the content I found to be outdated and I believe this book will be out of print in next 10 years owing to flexible screen sizes.
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: interface designers; front end developers, UX professionals
This book has proved invaluable over the years, when mobile device patterns were in their infancy this book was a solid reference in my day to day work. With the advent of the material design language from Google the years ahead suggest mobile interface patterns will rely more so on animated interactions to convey affordance.

Though this book will remain relevant for some time to come an updated version should be considered as this space evolves quickly.

Overall a great reference for those
Alessandro Pellizzari
Aug 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
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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
Dec 10, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
Nov 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
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.
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
May 13, 2012 rated it liked it
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.
Oct 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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hay que echarle un vistazo para entender que los patrones de diseño de dispositivos móviles son diferentes a los de pantallas en la web...
Serge Boucher
Nov 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Harald Felgner
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Highly recommended as well!
Alper Çuğun
This book is slightly dated but it is still useful to see all of these examples side by side and many of the principles they illustrate are as valid as ever.
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it's a complete catalog with a lot of good examples and a concise explanation for each case.
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