Despite all of the UI toolkits available today, it´s still not easy to design good application interfaces. This bestselling book is one of the few reliable sources to help you navigate through the maze of design options. By capturing UI best practices and reusable ideas as design patterns, Designing Interfaces provides solutions to common design problems that you can tailor to the situation at hand. This updated edition includes patterns for mobile apps and social media, as well as web applications and desktop software. Each pattern contains full-color examples and practical design advice that you can use immediately. Experienced designers can use this guide as a sourcebook of ideas; novices will find a roadmap to the world of interface and interaction design. * Design engaging and usable interfaces with more confidence and less guesswork * Learn design concepts that are often misunderstood, such as affordances, visual hierarchy, navigational distance, and the use of color * Get recommendations for specific UI patterns, including alternatives and warnings on when not to use them * Mix and recombine UI ideas as you see fit * Polish the look and feel of your interfaces with graphic design principles and patterns ´´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 common interface patterns anywhere.´´--Dan Saffer, author of Designing Gestural Interfaces (O´Reilly) and Designing for Interaction (New Riders)
Whether you´re designing a mobile app, a toy, or a device such as a home assistant, this practical book guides you through basic VUI design principles, helps you choose the right speech recognition engine, and shows you how to measure your VUI´s performance and improve upon it.
Search is not just a box and ten blue links. Search is a journey: an exploration where what we encounter along the way changes what we seek. But in order to guide people along this journey, designers must understand both the art and science of search.In Designing the Search Experience, authors Tony Russell-Rose and Tyler Tate weave together the theories of information seeking with the practice of user interface design. Understand how people search, and how the concepts of information seeking, information foraging, and sensemaking underpin the search process Apply the principles of user-centered design to the search box, search results, faceted navigation, mobile interfaces, social search, and much more Design the cross-channel search experiences of tomorrow that span desktop, tablet, mobile, and other devices
Now that consumer purchases with mobile phones are on the rise, how do you design a payment app that?s safe, easy to use, and compelling? With this practical book, interaction and product designer Skip Allums provides UX best practices and recommendations to help you create familiar, friendly, and trustworthy experiences. Consumers want mobile transactions to be as fast and reliable as cash or bank cards. This book shows designers, developers, and product managers?from startups to financial institutions?how to design mobile payments that not only safeguard identity and financial data, but also provide value-added features that exceed customer expectations. * Learn about the major mobile payment frameworks: NFC, cloud, and closed loop * Examine the pros and cons of Google Wallet, Isis, Square, PayPal, and other payment apps * Provide walkthroughs, demos, and easy registration to quickly gain a new user?s trust * Design efficient point-of-sale interactions, using NFC, QR, barcodes, or geolocation * Add peripheral services such as points, coupons and offers, and money management
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.
Provides you with just enough background in perceptual and cognitive psychology that user interface (UI) design guidelines make intuitive sense rather than being just a list or rules to follow. This book equips readers with the knowledge to make educated tradeoffs between competing rules, project deadlines, and budget pressures.
Implement microservices starting with their architecture and moving on to their deployment, manageability, security, and monitoring. This book focuses on the key scenarios where microservices architecture is preferred over a monolithic architecture. Building Microservices Applications on Microsoft Azure begins with a survey of microservices architecture compared to monolithic architecture and covers microservices implementation in detail. You´ll see the key scenarios where microservices architecture is preferred over a monolithic approach. From there, you will explore the critical components and various deployment options of microservices on platforms such as Microsoft Azure (public cloud) and Azure Stack (hybrid cloud). This includes in-depth coverage of developing, deploying, and monitoring microservices on containers and orchestrating with Azure Service Fabric and Azure Kubernetes Cluster (AKS). This book includes practical experience from large-scale enterprise deployments, therefore it can be a quick reference for solution architects and developers to understand the critical factors while designing a microservices application. What You Will Learn Explore the use cases of microservices and monolithic architecture Discover the architecture patterns to build scalable, agile, and secure microservices applications Develop and deploy microservices using Azure Service Fabric and Azure Kubernetes Service Secure microservices using the gateway pattern See the deployment options for Microservices on Azure Stack Implement database patterns to handle the complexities introduced by microservices Who This Book Is For Architects and consultants who work on Microsoft Azure and manage large-scale deployments.