Mobile Design Pattern Gallery, Color Edition

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", May 18, 2012 - Computers - 280 pages
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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 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

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Navigation
1
Chapter 2 Forms
39
Chapter 3 Tables Lists
65
Chapter 4 Search Sort Filter
81
Chapter 5 Tools
115
Chapter 6 Charts
143
Chapter 7 Invitations
169
Chapter 8 Feedback Affordance
185
Chapter 9 Help
205
Chapter 10 AntiPatterns
213
Appendix
241
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About the author (2012)

Theresa Neil is a user experience consultant in Austin, Texas, where she designs rich applications for start-ups and Fortune500 companies.

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