Editorial Reviews. Review. “This is a definitely good book to study before you set out to design : Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design eBook: Jenifer Tidwell: Kindle Store. 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.

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Interfsces Patterns that Lead Us into Temptation. This would be a great textbook for any media-design course. A must for someone looking to excel in Interaction design field.

You’ll get recommendations, design alternatives, and warnings on when not to use them. I am not an expert in UI design by any means I have read Donald Norman, Tagnazzini, Shneiderman and Mayhew but I have no background in graphic designbut I do project reviews and this book has given me some insight into problems and potential Intelligent and Invaluable Jenifer Tidwell’s pattern based approach is amazingly good!

I also liked the fact tidwwell it presents example screenshots of UIs, which -although they can now be considered quite old-fashioned- they help make the presented points more easily comprehensible. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Designing Interfaces, 2nd Edition

I could never understand why there is ‘How’ sections for each pattern, I skipped the most. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Will not recommend this book to someone looking for an introduction to this field. Information Architecture and Application Structure; 2. Its primary focus is to educating the readers about Interaction Patterns, its use and context of usage.


Each chapter’s introduction describes key design concepts that are often misunderstood, such as affordances, visual hierarchy, navigational distance, and the use of color.

You’ll get recommendations, design tidwel, and warnings on when not to use them. Patterns for Effective Interaction Design.

Designing Interfaces 2nd Edition

Your clients or managers demand originality and a short time to market. Yet the author has no idea what designing interfaces takes. Broken into categories like form design, editor design, etc. Feb 16, Ardavan Mir rated it really liked it.

I can imagine Designing Interfaces becoming my ‘get unstuck’ tool in my toolkit; sadly since it does not cover the peer-reviewed cons of many of the patterns, it doesn’t serve as a “designers desk reference”.

Jan 07, Blake Winton rated it liked it.

Designing Interfaces, 2nd Edition – O’Reilly Media

Designing Interfaces captures those best practices as design patterns — solutions to common design problems, tailored to the situation at hand. As a user interface designer desiging The MathWorks, Jenifer was instrumental in a redesign of the charting and visualization UI of MATLAB, which is used by researchers, students, and engineers worldwide to develop cars, planes, proteins, and theories about the universe.

Patterns for Effective Interaction Design. By capturing UI best practices and reusable ideas as design patterns, Designing Interfaces provides unterfaces to common design problems that you can tailor to the situation at hand. Intelligent and Invaluable Jenifer Tidwell’s pattern based approach is amazingly good! Click here to find out. May 26, Chris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Your UI technology — web applications, desktop software, even mobile iterfaces — may give you the tools you need, but little guidance on how to use them well.


I assume an online version of this book would work quite well, particularly if the graphic layout there is as good as it is the the book I’d have to guess it’s not. This is a good book to start with while learning designing interfaces. Patterns for Effective Interaction Design is an intermediate-level book about interface and interaction design, structured as a pattern language.

Getting Tjdwell from Users: I occassionly tidwelll a hard time flipping through looking for a particular pattern. An excellent reference with thoughtful and in most cases very recent examples illustrating the patterns.

Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design by Jenifer Tidwell

Selected pages Page Page – Norman, Donald A. Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: 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 be strange and inconsistent with standard industry names. So even though I think it’s a good book, it’s not as practical as a direct website and some of it’s cases are pretty old – but it covers a lot more cases than some websites with those specs. I tiewell myself returning to it periodically for refresher sessions.