Editorial Reviews. Review. “This is a definitely good book to study before you set out to design : Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design eBook: Jenifer Tidwell: Kindle Store. 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.

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Reading this book you would be able to do a Mac application interface. Lists with This Book. Layout of Page Elements; 4.

Desgning 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 c This book was super useful when I was working on my project. Design Patterns that Lead Us into Temptation. Experienced designers can use it as a sourcebook of ideas. Do yourself a favor and get the hard copy, not the e-book.

Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design by Jenifer Tidwell

Trees, Charts, and Other Information Graphics; 7. Feb 03, Patrick rated it liked it. While I rate this five stars for effectively reaching its goals; I am disappointed that Tidwell did not pair with a researcher to cite usability and user research studies that speak to how each interaction performs in the wild. Nice book with explanations and examples of most of the common user interface elements and idioms.

She has experience in designing both desktop and Web applications.


Intelligent and Invaluable Jenifer Tidwell’s pattern based approach is amazingly good! A nice overview of UI patterns typical ways jenofer is out together, controls you would use etc with some coverage of usability and interactions. This book was super useful when I was working on my project.

Designing Interfaces, 2nd Edition

Amazon Related Book Categories: Each chapter’s introduction describes key design concepts that are often misunderstood, such as affordances, visual hierarchy, navigational distance, and the use of color.

Designing Interfaces is one of the few jeniffer every designer should have and read, note: This one isn’t leaving me. You’ll get recommendations, design alternatives, and warnings on when not to use them.

Overall not too bad, but not great. 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. UI designers over the years have refined the art of interface design, evolving many best practices and reusable ideas.

A must for someone looking to excel in Interaction design field. Users demand software that is well-behaved, good-looking, and easy to use.

As such, I mostly just skimmed it, but it has definitely been useful in making the process of UI development more rigorous.

Web Application Design Handbook: 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. UI designers over the years have refined the art of interface design, evolving many best practices and reusable ideas. I occassionly had a hard time flipping through looking for a particular pattern. Return to Book Page. Jun 02, Nguyen Huu Anh Vu rated it liked it.


Designing Interfaces, 2nd Edition – O’Reilly Media

I also liked the fact that it presents example screenshots of UIs, which -although they can now be considered quite old-fashioned- they help make the presented points more easily comprehensible.

By capturing UI best practices and reusable ideas as design patterns, Designing Interfaces provides solutions to common design problems that you can tailor to the situation at hand.

But at over pages, I get that some things were simply out of scope. Novice designers will find a roadmap to the world of interface and interaction design, with enough guidance to start using these patterns unterfaces. Although the book was written back init mostly discusses basic principles of UI design that are timeless, avoiding to get interfaves details that are interaces with the seasonal trends.

Designing Interfaces

The book needs an update to be really worth the read at this point. Jul 07, Inerfaces rated it really liked it Shelves: Web Style Guide, 3rd edition Patrick J.

A bunch of the patterns are actually available on the web, here: HOW Design Books, What I really like about this book is also how much material you can find. Navigation, Signposts, and Wayfinding; 3. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.