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- ISBN: 9781449314323 | 1449314325
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/13/2012
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. 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: learn nuances for developing these functions Tools: create the illusion of direct interaction Charts: learn best practices for basic chart design Invitations: invite users to get started and discover features Feedback & affordance: 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 "Looks fantastic."-Erin Malone, Partner at Tangible UX "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