When you’re under pressure to produce a well-designed, easy-to-navigate mobile app, there’s no time to reinvent the wheel—and no need to. This handy reference provides more than 90 mobile app design patterns, illustrated by 1,000 screenshots from current Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps. Much has changed since this book’s first edition. Mobile OSes have become increasingly different, driving their own design conventions and patterns, and many designers have embraced mobile-centric thinking. In this edition, user experience professional Theresa Neil walks product managers, designers, and developers through design patterns in 11 categories: Navigation: get patterns for primary and secondary navigation Forms: break industry-wide habits of bad form design Tables: display only the most important information Search, sort, and filter: make these functions easy to use Tools: create the illusion of direct interaction Charts: learn best practices for basic chart design Tutorials & Invitations: invite users to get started and discover features Social: help users connect and become part of the group Feedback & Accordance: provide users with timely feedback Help: integrate help pages into a smaller form factor Anti-Patterns: what not to do when designing a mobile app
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 Web Interfaces) walks you through design patterns in 10 separate categories, including anti-patterns. Whether you’re designing a simple iPhone application or one that’s meant to work for every popular mobile OS on the market, these patterns provide solutions to common design challenges. This print edition is in full color. Pattern categories include: Navigation: get patterns for primary and secondary navigation Forms: break the industry-wide habits of bad form design Tables and lists: display only the most important information Search, sort, and filter: make these functions easy to use Tools: create the illusion of direct interaction Charts: learn best practices for basic chart design Invitations: invite users to get started and discover features Controls and feedback: help users perform actions, and provide them with timely feedback Help: integrate help pages into a smaller form factor "It’s a super handy catalog that I can flip to for ideas." —Bill Scott, Senior Director of Web Development at PayPal "Just a quick thanks to express my sheer gratitude for this pub, it has been a guide for me reworking a design for an app already in production!" —Agatha June, UX designer
"Brief, nontechnical instructions describe and illustrate each network upon which repeat patterns can be arranged, while a rich array of 280 illustrations depict historical and contemporary examples of pattern, many adapted from such diverse sources as a ancient Peruvian stone amulet, 12th-century mosaics, 13th-century damask, Japanese stencil designs, and much more. Decorative samples appear in macrame and embroidery, mosaics, painting, collage, sculpture, on wrapping paper and in other decorative art forms. A brief Vocabulary includes basic terms used to describe patterns and a concluding chaper explores the visual range of one particular motif - the Romanesque arch form."--BOOK COVER.
Advance your dollmaking skills with this in-depth guide by master-dollmaker Susanna Oroyan! Susanna introduces you to her concept of “imaginative engineering” with a collection of design directions and technical processes that will help your ideas translate into reality.