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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. Designing a good interface isn’t easy. Users demand software that is well- behaved, good-looking, and easy to use. Your clients or managers demand originality.

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Contents A Means to an. Now that I’m done reading it, I can easily see myself referring back to this book when I have a problem, or want some inspiration or new ideas.

UI designers over the years have refined the art of interface design, evolving many best practices and reusable ideas. Search User Interfaces Marti A. As a user interface designer at The MathWorks, Jenifer was instrumental in a redesign of the charting and visualization UI of MATLAB, which is used by researchers, students, jsnifer engineers worldwide to develop cars, planes, proteins, and theories about the universe.

Popular passages Page – Tufte, Edward. May 26, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: It tried to be a UI patterns book, but the patterns were all a little too basic and I found the naming of the patterns to ejnifer strange and inconsistent with standard industry names.

I was also able to pick up on a couple of “hidden” features jejifer some of the software tools that I do use and to label and critique several “features” that weren’t working well.


Jan 12, Emily H. Read my full review at http: 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

Patterns for Effective Interaction Design. Preview — Designing Interfaces by Jenifer Tidwell. Bloggat om Designing Interfaces 2nd Edition. I can only assume that one of the reasons some people don’t believe in the value of UX design is the existence of books like this. She has been researching user interface patterns sinceand designing and building complex applications and web interfaces since By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Want to Read saving…. Jul 20, Francesco 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 tidwwell. Web Application Design Handbook: This book was super useful when I was working on my project.

Designing Interfaces, 2nd Edition

The style is easy to read. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Information Architecture and Application Structure; 2. I think this is a great reference for anyone in a HCD field, especially those who are new to UI design.

See our FAQ or contact customer service: The writer managed to present jdnifer analyse most aspects that someone deskgning 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.


Users demand software that is interfacrs, good-looking, and easy to use. These give you a deeper understanding of why the patterns work, and how to apply them with more insight.

This updated edition includes patterns for mobile apps and social media, as well as web applications and desktop software.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Experienced designers can use it as a sourcebook of ideas. So, sadly, not a whole lot of tidwelll information for me, but it was certainly interesting dezigning page through here. Norman Evil by Design: Each pattern is cross-linked with related patterns. The Best Books of The research is solid. Sep 24, Jessica rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 13, Abhinav rated it really liked it.

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Broken into categories like form design, editor interfacws, etc. Jun 06, Ethan rated it really liked it. Some examples are outdated.

Best Practices for Web-Based Software. A lot of great stuff in here on Information Architecture but the examples are very old.