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Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design

Jenifer Tidwell has published a book stuffed with interface design patterns. Each pattern contains practical design advice and examples from desktop applications, web sites, web applications and mobile devices. The idea behind the book is that there are lots of good ideas out there waiting to be reused.

Each chapter in the book explains key concepts in interaction design and visual design. The topics include:
- Information architecture for applications
- Navigation
- Page layout
- Maps, graphs, and tables
- Forms
- Graphic editors
- Color, typography, and look-and-feel

At the book's companion website you'll find excerpts of some the patterns in her book.

Links:

  • Companion web-site Open link in new window
  • Review of the book by Mario Georgiou Open link in new window
  • The book at Amazon.com Open link in new window
  • The book at Amazon.co.uk Open link in new window

Henrik Olsen - April 05, 2006

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