hundreds of thousands of mobile applications available today, your app
has to capture users immediately. This book provides practical
techniques to help you catch—and keep—their attention. You’ll learn core
principles for designing effective user interfaces, along with a set of
common patterns for interaction design on all types of mobile devices.
design specialists Steven Hoober and Eric Berkman have collected and
researched 76 best practices for everything from composing pages and
displaying information to the use of screens, lights, and sensors. Each
pattern includes a discussion of the design problem and solution, along
with variations, interaction and presentation details, and antipatterns.
- Compose pages so that information is easy to locate and manipulate
- Provide labels and visual cues appropriate for your app’s users
- Use information control widgets to help users quickly access details
- Take advantage of gestures and other sensors
- Apply specialized methods to prevent errors and the loss of user-entered data
- Enable users to easily make selections, enter text, and manipulate controls
- Use screens, lights, haptics, and sounds to communicate your message and increase user satisfaction
"Designing Mobile Interfaces
is another stellar addition to O’Reilly’s essential interface books.
Every mobile designer will want to have this thorough book on their
shelf for reference."
—Dan Saffer, Author of Designing Gestural Interfaces
About the Authors
Steven Hoober has been designing interactive systems for over fifteen
years, in a variety of industries, and for all types of users. He has
been involved in mobile design -- and documenting the process,
principles and patterns -- for the past decade, working with everyone
from startups to large operators.
Eric Berkman is an Interaction Designer and Experience Architect at
Digital Eskimo, a leading user-centered design agency whose projects
involve inspiring change. Eric's design career has included developing
mobile UI experiences for global telecommunications companies, branding
and packaging design for Coca-Cola, Miller Brewing Company and
Bristol-Meyers Squibb, and interactive museum exhibitions. His expertise
and interests focus on a user-centric, participatory design approach to
create meaningful individual, social, and cultural interactions. He has
both a bachelor's degree in Industrial Design and a Masters in
Interaction Design from the University of Kansas. He currently resides
in Sydney, Australia.