UX Design for Mobile

Author: Pablo Perea,Pau Giner

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787283593

Category: Computers

Page: 354

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Get proficient in building beautiful and appealing mobile interfaces (UI) with this complete mobile user experience (UX) design guide. About This Book Quickly explore innovative design solutions based on the real needs of your users. Create low and high fidelity prototypes using some of the best tools. Master a pragmatic design process to create successful products. Plan an app design from scratch to final test, with real users. Who This Book Is For This book is for designers, developers and product managers interested in creating successful apps. Readers will be provided with a process to produce, test and improve designs based on best practices. What You Will Learn Plan an app design from scratch to final test, with real users. Learn from leading companies and find working patterns. Apply best UX design practices to your design process. Create low and high fidelity prototypes using some of the best tools. Follow a step by step examples for Tumult Hype and Framer Studio. Test your designs with real users, early in the process. Integrate the UX Designer profile into a working team. In Detail User experience (UX) design provides techniques to analyze the real needs of your users and respond to them with products that are delightful to use. This requires you to think differently compared to traditional development processes, but also to act differently. In this book, you will be introduced to a pragmatic approach to exploring and creating mobile app solutions, reducing risks and saving time during their construction. This book will show you a working process to quickly iterate product ideas with low and high fidelity prototypes, based on professional tools from different software brands. You will be able to quickly test your ideas early in the process with the most adequate prototyping approach. You will understand the pros and cons of each approach, when you should use each of them, and what you can learn in each step of the testing process. You will also explore basic testing approaches and some more advanced techniques to connect and learn from your users. Each chapter will focus on one of the general steps needed to design a successful product according to the organization goals and the user needs. To achieve this, the book will provide detailed hands-on pragmatic techniques to design innovative and easy to use products. You will learn how to test your ideas in the early steps of the design process, picking up the best ideas that truly work with your users, rethinking those that need further refinement, and discarding those that don't work properly in tests made with real users. By the end of the book, you will learn how to start exploring and testing your design ideas, regardless the size of the design budget. Style and approach A quick and simple guide to design and test a mobile application from the UX design point of view

Designing the Mobile User Experience

Author: Barbara Ballard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470060581

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 260

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Gain the knowledge and tools to deliver compelling mobile phone applications. Mobile and wireless application design is complex and challenging. Selecting an application technology and designing a mobile application require an understanding of the benefits, costs, context, and restrictions of the development company, end user, target device, and industry structure. Designing the Mobile User Experience provides the experienced product development professional with an understanding of the users, technologies, devices, design principles, techniques and industry players unique to the mobile and wireless space. Barbara Ballard describes the different components affecting the user experience and principles applicable to the mobile environment, enabling the reader to choose effective technologies, platforms, and devices, plan appropriate application features, apply pervasive design patterns, and choose and apply appropriate research techniques. Designing the Mobile User Experience: Provides a comprehensive guide to the mobile user experience, offering guidance to help make appropriate product development and design decisions. Gives product development professionals the tools necessary to understand development in the mobile environment. Clarifies the components affecting the user experience and principles uniquely applicable to the mobile application field. Explores industry structure and power dynamics, providing insight into how mobile technologies and platforms become available on current and future phones. Provides user interface design patterns, design resources, and user research methods for mobile user interface design. Illustrates concepts with example photographs, explanatory tables and charts, and an example application. Designing the Mobile User Experience is an invaluable resource for information architects, user experience planners and designers, interaction designers, human factors specialists, ergonomists, product marketing specialists, and brand managers. Managers and directors within organizations entering the mobile space, advanced students, partnership managers, software architects, solution architects, development managers, graphic designers, visual designers, and interface designers will also find this to be an excellent guide to the topic.

Mobile Design Pattern Gallery

UI Patterns for Mobile Applications

Author: Theresa Neil

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449318924

Category: Computers

Page: 284

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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. This print edition is in full color. 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: make these functions easy to use Tools: create the illusion of direct interaction Charts: learn best practices for basic chart design Invitations: invite users to get started and discover features 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

There's Not an App for That

Mobile User Experience Design for Life

Author: Simon Robinson,Gary Marsden,Matt Jones

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780124166912

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 448

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There's Not an App for That will make your work stand out from the crowd. It walks you through mobile experiences, and teaches you to evaluate current UX approaches, enabling you to think outside of the screen and beyond the conventional. You'll review diverse aspects of mobile UX: the screens, the experience, how apps are used, and why they're used. You'll find special sections on "challenging your approach", as well as a series of questions you can use to critique and evaluate your own designs. Whether the authors are discussing real-world products in conjunction with suggested improvements, showcasing how existing technologies can be put together in unconventional ways, or even evaluating "far out" mobile experiences of the future, you'll find plenty of practical pointers and action items to help you in your day-to-day work. Provides you with new and innovative ways to think about mobile design Includes future mobile interfaces and interactions, complete with real-world, applied information that teaches you how today's mobile services can be improved Illustrates themes from existing systems and apps to show clear paths of thought and development, enabling you to better design for the future

User Experience Design for Non-Designers

UX Introduction

Author: Nicholas Brown

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781984227003

Category:

Page: 48

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This book is an exploration of User Experience Design (UXD). It helps you learn and understand how to design your applications in order to improve the user experience. The UX principles have been discussed. These are the principles that you should stick to when designing an app in order to improve the user experience. Interaction Design principles have also been explored. These are the principles that are concerned with the design of human-computer systems. You are guided on how to design such systems so that they can be friendly to the users. Before designing any app, whether mobile, web etc, it is good for one to know the requirements of users. The requirements define what the users are expecting from the app, and these can only be obtained through research. The author guides you on the best ways and approaches on how to conduct such a research. You are also guided on how to apply the user experience when designing web applications. The author also guides you on how to apply user experience when designing mobile applications for both Android and iOS. The following topics have been discussed in this book: - UX Principles - Interaction Design Principles - User research - How to Apply User Experience for Websites - How to Apply User Experience for Mobile Apps: iOS/Android

Mobile User Experience

Patterns to Make Sense of it All

Author: Adrian Mendoza

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 9780124095144

Category: Computers

Page: 226

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This is your must-have resource to the theoretical and practical concepts of mobile UX. You'll learn about the concepts and how to apply them in real-world scenarios. Throughout the book, the author provides you with 10 of the most commonly used archetypes in the UX arena to help illustrate what mobile UX is and how you can master it as quickly as possible. First, you'll start off learning how to communicate mobile UX flows visually. From there, you'll learn about applying and using 10 unique user experience patterns or archetypes for mobile. Finally, you'll understand how to prototype and use these patterns to create websites and apps. Whether you're a UX professional looking to master mobility or a designer looking to incorporate the best UX practices into your website, after reading this book, you'll be better equipped to maneuver this emerging specialty. Addresses the gap between theoretical concepts and the practical application of mobile user experience design Illustrates concepts and examples through an abundance of diagrams, flows, and patterns Explains the differences in touch gestures, user interface elements, and usage patterns across the most common mobile platforms Includes real-world examples and case studies for this rapidly growing field Visit www.mobileuxbook.com for companion material.

Mobile Design Pattern Gallery

UI Patterns for Smartphone Apps

Author: Theresa Neil

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449368611

Category: Computers

Page: 403

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When you’re under pressure to produce a well-designed, easy-to-navigate mobile app, there’s no time to reinvent the wheel—and no need to. This handy reference provides more than 90 mobile app design patterns, illustrated by 1,000 screenshots from current Android, iOS, and Windows Phone apps. Much has changed since this book’s first edition. Mobile OSes have become increasingly different, driving their own design conventions and patterns, and many designers have embraced mobile-centric thinking. In this edition, user experience professional Theresa Neil walks product managers, designers, and developers through design patterns in 11 categories: Navigation: get patterns for primary and secondary navigation Forms: break industry-wide habits of bad form design Tables: display only the most important information Search, sort, and filter: make these functions easy to use Tools: create the illusion of direct interaction Charts: learn best practices for basic chart design Tutorials & Invitations: invite users to get started and discover features Social: help users connect and become part of the group Feedback & Accordance: provide users with timely feedback Help: integrate help pages into a smaller form factor Anti-Patterns: what not to do when designing a mobile app

Tapworthy

Designing Great iPhone Apps

Author: Josh Clark

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449394240

Category: Computers

Page: 322

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So you've got an idea for an iPhone app -- along with everyone else on the planet. Set your app apart with elegant design, efficient usability, and a healthy dose of personality. This accessible, well-written guide shows you how to design exceptional user experiences for the iPhone and iPod Touch through practical principles and a rich collection of visual examples. Whether you're a designer, programmer, manager, or marketer, Tapworthy teaches you to "think iPhone" and helps you ask the right questions -- and get the right answers -- throughout the design process. You'll explore how considerations of design, psychology, culture, ergonomics, and usability combine to create a tapworthy app. Along the way, you'll get behind-the-scenes insights from the designers of apps like Facebook, USA Today, Twitterrific, and many others. Develop your ideas from initial concept to finished design Build an effortless user experience that rewards every tap Explore the secrets of designing for touch Discover how and why people really use iPhone apps Learn to use iPhone controls the Apple way Create your own personality-packed visuals

The Mobile Frontier

A Guide for Designing Mobile Experiences

Author: Rachel Hinman

Publisher: Rosenfeld Media

ISBN: 1933820055

Category: Computers

Page: 280

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Mobile user experience is a new frontier. Untethered from a keyboard and mouse, this rich design space is lush with opportunity to invent new and more human ways for people to interact with information. Invention requires casting off many anchors and conventions inherited from the last 50 years of computer science and traditional design and jumping head first into a new and unfamiliar design space.

Designing Mobile Apps

Author: Javier Cuello,José Vittone

Publisher: José Vittone

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 2932

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Embarking on a career (or hobby) in app design can be intimidating, especially when information is scattered, confusing and hard to find. Designing Mobile Apps is a complete guide for those getting started, providing step-by-step details on how to design useful, attractive mobile applications. Authors Javier “Simón” Cuello and José Vittone share their experiences in the world of app design, revealing tricks of the trade based on their work at companies like Yahoo, Zara and Telefónica. Apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone How do operating systems differ? How does one go about transferring from one OS to another? Designing Mobile Apps answers these questions and more, using real-life examples and visual comparisons. The Complete Design Process From the initial concept to app store publication, Designing Mobile Apps covers the full app creation process in simple, easy-to-use terms. It includes numerous examples and doesn’t use a single line of code. Interviews with Top Professionals Designing Mobile Apps contains interviews with leading designers and developers, including Loren Brichter, Irene Pereyra, Erik Spiekermann and Dustin Mierau. They share the secrets they’ve learned while working at some of the best companies in the world. Written Especially for Designers and Developers Not sure how to prepare your design for the programmer? Know how to program, but fuzzy on the details in making your app truly appealing and easy to use? With Designing Mobile Apps, designers and developers can learn all they need to know to work together and create a successful app.

Mobile Usability

Author: Jakob Nielsen,Raluca Budiu

Publisher: New Riders Pub

ISBN: 9780321884480

Category: Computers

Page: 203

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Provides information on usability for mobile devices, covering such topics as developing a mobile strategy, designing for small screen, and usability comparisons.

Smashing UX Design

Foundations for Designing Online User Experiences

Author: Jesmond Allen,James Chudley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 047097043X

Category: Computers

Page: 288

View: 4603

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UX for the Web

Build websites for user experience and usability

Author: Marli Ritter,Cara Winterbottom

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1787126161

Category: Computers

Page: 306

View: 7503

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Learn how UX and design thinking can make your site stand out from the rest of the internet. About This Book Learn everything you need to know about UX for your Web Design. Design B2B, B2C websites that stand out from the competitors with this guide Enhance your business by improving customer accessibility and retention. Who This Book Is For If you're a designer, developer, or just someone who has the desire to create websites that are not only beautiful to look at but also easy to use and fully accessible to everyone, including people with special needs, UX for the Web will provide you with the basic building blocks to achieve just that. What You Will Learn Discover the fundamentals of UX and the User-Centered Design (UCD) Process. Learn how UX can enhance your brand and increase user retention Learn how to create the golden thread between your product and the user Use reliable UX methodologies to research and analyze data to create an effective UX strategy Bring your UX strategy to life with wireframes and prototypes Set measurable metrics and conduct user tests to improve digital products Incorporate the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to create accessible digital products In Detail If you want to create web apps that are not only beautiful to look at, but also easy to use and fully accessible to everyone, including people with special needs, this book will provide you with the basic building blocks to achieve just that. The book starts with the basics of UX, the relationship between Human-Centered Design (HCD), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and the User-Centered Design (UCD) Process; it gradually takes you through the best practices to create a web app that stands out from your competitors. You'll also learn how to create an emotional connection with the user to increase user interaction and client retention by different means of communication channels. We'll guide you through the steps in developing an effective UX strategy through user research and persona creation and how to bring that UX strategy to life with beautiful, yet functional designs that cater for complex features with micro interactions. Practical UX methodologies such as creating a solid Information Architecture (IA), wireframes, and prototypes will be discussed in detail. We'll also show you how to test your designs with representative users, and ensure that they are usable on different devices, browsers and assistive technologies. Lastly, we'll focus on making your web app fully accessible from a development and design perspective by taking you through the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). Style and Approach This is an easy-to-understand step-by-step guide with full of examples to that will help you in creating good UX for your web applications.

Usability Matters

Practical UX for Mobile Developers and Other Accidental Designers

Author: Matt Lacey

Publisher: Manning Publications

ISBN: 9781617293931

Category:

Page: 325

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Mobile apps are a big part of people's lives, with apps for just about anything. An app's UX can help it stand out and be the key to its success. But often, developers find UX intimidating and don't know where to begin. Usability Matters UX gives app developers practical advice and guidance on how to improve the UX of their mobile apps on any platform. After they read this book from cover to cover, they'll find themselves reaching for it again and again as a reference each time they develop a new app. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

Mobile User Experience

Patterns to Make Sense of it All

Author: Adrian Mendoza

Publisher: Newnes

ISBN: 0124114903

Category: Computers

Page: 248

View: 9830

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This is your must-have resource to the theoretical and practical concepts of mobile UX. You’ll learn about the concepts and how to apply them in real-world scenarios. Throughout the book, the author provides you with 10 of the most commonly used archetypes in the UX arena to help illustrate what mobile UX is and how you can master it as quickly as possible. First, you’ll start off learning how to communicate mobile UX flows visually. From there, you’ll learn about applying and using 10 unique user experience patterns or archetypes for mobile. Finally, you’ll understand how to prototype and use these patterns to create websites and apps. Whether you’re a UX professional looking to master mobility or a designer looking to incorporate the best UX practices into your website, after reading this book, you’ll be better equipped to maneuver this emerging specialty. Addresses the gap between theoretical concepts and the practical application of mobile user experience design Illustrates concepts and examples through an abundance of diagrams, flows, and patterns Explains the differences in touch gestures, user interface elements, and usage patterns across the most common mobile platforms Includes real-world examples and case studies for this rapidly growing field

UX for Beginners

A Crash Course in 100 Short Lessons

Author: Joel Marsh

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1491912642

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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Apps! Websites! Rubber Ducks! Naked Ninjas! This book has everything. If you want to get started in user experience design (UX), you've come to the right place: 100 self-contained lessons that cover the whole spectrum of fundamentals. Forget dry, technical material. This book—based on the wildly popular UX Crash Course from Joel Marsh’s blog The Hipper Element—is laced with the author's snarky brand of humor, and teaches UX in a simple, practical way. Becoming a professional doesn’t have to be boring. Follow the real-life UX process from start-to-finish and apply the skills as you learn, or refresh your memory before the next meeting. UX for Beginners is perfect for non-designers who want to become designers, managers who teach UX, and programmers, salespeople, or marketers who want to learn more. Start from scratch: the fundamentals of UX Research the weird and wonderful things users do The process and science of making anything user-friendly Use size, color, and layout to help and influence users Plan and create wireframes Make your designs feel engaging and persuasive Measure how your design works in the real world Find out what a UX designer does all day

Designing Connected Products

UX for the Consumer Internet of Things

Author: Claire Rowland,Elizabeth Goodman,Martin Charlier,Ann Light,Alfred Lui

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449372724

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 726

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Networked thermostats, fitness monitors, and door locks show that the Internet of Things can (and will) enable new ways for people to interact with the world around them. But designing connected products for consumers brings new challenges beyond conventional software UI and interaction design. This book provides experienced UX designers and technologists with a clear and practical roadmap for approaching consumer product strategy and design in this novel market. By drawing on the best of current design practice and academic research, Designing Connected Products delivers sound advice for working with cross-device interactions and the complex ecosystems inherent in IoT technology.

Designing Mobile Interfaces

Patterns for Interaction Design

Author: Steven Hoober,Eric Berkman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 1449321321

Category: Computers

Page: 584

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With 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. Mobile 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

The Joy of UX

User Experience and Interactive Design for Developers

Author: David Platt

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN: 0134277805

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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“For years now, I’ve been running around preaching to anyone who’ll listen that UX is something that everybody (not just UX people) needs to be doing. Dave has done an excellent job of explaining what developers need to know about UX, in a complete but compact, easy-to-absorb, and implementable form. Developers, come and get it!” —Steve Krug, author of Don’t Make Me Think! A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability Master User Experience and Interaction Design from the Developer’s Perspective For modern developers, UX expertise is indispensable: Without outstanding user experience, your software will fail. Now, David Platt has written the first and only comprehensive developer’s guide to achieving a world-class user experience. Quality user experience isn’t hard, but it does require developers to think in new ways. The Joy of UX shows you how, with plenty of concrete examples. Firmly grounded in reality, this guide will help you optimize usability and engagement while also coping with difficult technical, schedule, and budget constraints. Platt’s technology-agnostic approach illuminates all the principles, techniques, and best practices you need to build great user experiences for the web, mobile devices, and desktop environments. He covers the entire process, from user personas and stories through wireframes, layouts, and execution. He also addresses key issues—such as telemetry and security—that many other UX guides ignore. You’ll find all the resources and artifacts you need: complete case studies, sample design documents, testing plans, and more. This guide shows you how to Recognize and avoid pitfalls that lead to poor user experiences Learn the crucial difference between design and mere decoration Put yourself in your users’ shoes—understand what they want (and where, when, and why) Quickly sketch and prototype user interfaces for easy refinement Test your sketches on real users or appropriate surrogates Integrate telemetry to capture the best possible usage information Use analytics to accurately interpret the data you’ve captured Solve unique experience problems presented by mobile environments Secure your app without compromising usability any more than necessary “Polish” your UX to eliminate user effort everywhere you can Register your product at informit.com/register for convenient access to downloads, updates, and corrections as they become available.