Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design
UI designers over the years hav ...more
It does a great job laying out the common patterns of software design and establishing a common nomenclature for referring to each one. 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 unfamiliar to interac ...more
The book is basically an encyclopedia of UI design patterns, or maybe "mini patterns". Broken into categories like form design, editor design, etc. Covering areas like individual, concrete patterns like tabbed containers, referred to as "card stack" to general, abstract notions like "diagonal balance". Each pattern is cross-linked with related patterns. I assume an online version of this book would work quite well, particularly if t ...more
All in all, a nice read for someone who has a decent knowledge of Interface designing and interface usability. Will not recommend this book to someone looking ...more
As with any design book this is not complete but covers most of the bases extensively and a lot in it has been motivated thoroughly but remains discutable. Let neither of those put you off.
The writer managed to present and analyse most aspects that someone needs to consider in order to create a user-friendly UI, while most of the analysed principles can be also applied for web-design or even poster-design. It is easy-to-read and written in a sim ...more
This serves as a good reference book, not as a thorough guide for Designing Interfaces
Jenifer Tidwell's pattern based approach is amazingly good! She carefully organizes and enumerates a wide variety of effective user interface options for both small screen (ie: Blackberry, cell phones) and larger screen forms. 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 design), but I do project reviews and this book has given me some insight into problems and potential ...more
т.е. 2% реально полезной информации размазано по всей книге, остальные 98% уже изве ...more
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.
Really well-organized, with easy-to-understand explanations and tons of examples.
I had to read this book for my Interface Design class -- normally I sell off my textbooks after the course is done. This one isn't leaving me.
If you are a designer who already voraciously consumes mobile apps and websites, you may already know a lot of this, although it does present the info very well.
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