Despite all of the UI toolkits available today, it's still not easy to design good application interfaces. This bestselling book is one of the few reliable sources to help you navigate through the maze of design options. 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.
This updated edition includes patterns for mobile apps and social media, as well as web applications and desktop software. Each pattern contains full-color examples and practical design advice that you can use immediately. Experienced designers can use this guide as a sourcebook of ideas; novices will find a roadmap to the world of interface and interaction design.
"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 common interface patterns anywhere."--Dan Saffer, author of Designing Gestural Interfaces (O'Reilly) and Designing for Interaction (New Riders)
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Review: Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction DesignUser Review - Alison - Goodreads
A good beginners examples book but it lacks the in-depth sociology reference and/or current professional methods and workflows that books like Keeping the Mind in Mind and SmashingMag UX do. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RogerTs - LibraryThing
This is a good book to start with while learning designing interfaces. I wish there could be more examples of modern web/ software interfaces. Read full review
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