Killer UX Design is jam-packed with real-life examples that show you how to harness the power of user experience to build interfaces that influence and inspire. You will gain an appreciation for your users and learn how to create experiences for them that keep them coming back – time and time again!
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.
Weaving together hands-on techniques and fundamental concepts, you’ll learn how to make usability the cornerstone of your design process. Each technique chapter explains a specific approach you can use during the design process to make your product more user friendly, such as storyboarding, usability tests, and paper prototyping. Idea chapters are concept-based: how to write usable text, how realistic your designs should look, when to use animations.
The Web is increasingly happening in realtime. With websites such as Facebook and Twitter leading the way, users are coming to expect that all sites should serve content as it occurs – on smartphones as well as computers. This book shows you how to build realtime user experiences by adding chat, streaming content, and including more features on your site one piece at a time, without making big changes to the existing infrastructure. You’ll also learn how to serve realtime content beyond the browser.
From the creators of Yahoo!’s Design Pattern Library, Designing Social Interfaces provides you with more than 100 patterns, principles, and best practices, along with salient advice for many of the common challenges you’ll face when starting a social website. Christian Crumlish and Erin Malone share hard-won insights into what works, what doesn’t, and why. You’ll learn how to balance opposing factions and grow healthy online communities by co-creating them with your users.
If you want to learn how to create great user experiences on the Web, this practical book offers more than 75 design patterns for building interfaces that provide rich interaction. Distilled by two longtime professionals after years of experience at Sabre, Yahoo, and Netflix, these design patterns and best practices are neatly organized according to six key principles that help you take advantage of current interactive web technologies.