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Table of Contents

  1. Chapter 1 What Users Do

    1. A Means to an End

    2. The Basics of User Research

    3. Users’ Motivation to Learn

    4. The Patterns

  2. Chapter 2 Organizing the Content: Information Architecture and Application Structure

    1. The Big Picture

    2. The Patterns

  3. Chapter 3 Getting Around: Navigation, Signposts, and Wayfinding

    1. Staying Found

    2. The Cost of Navigation

    3. Navigational Models

    4. Design Conventions for Websites

    5. The Patterns

  4. Chapter 4 Organizing the Page: Layout of Page Elements

    1. The Basics of Page Layout

    2. The Patterns

  5. Chapter 5 Lists of Things

    1. Use Cases for Lists

    2. Back to Information Architecture

    3. Some Solutions

    4. The Patterns

  6. Chapter 6 Doing Things: Actions and Commands

    1. Pushing the Boundaries

    2. The Patterns

  7. Chapter 7 Showing Complex Data: Trees, Charts, and Other Information Graphics

    1. The Basics of Information Graphics

    2. The Patterns

  8. Chapter 8 Getting Input from Users: Forms and Controls

    1. The Basics of Form Design

    2. Control Choice

    3. The Patterns

  9. Chapter 9 Using Social Media

    1. What This Chapter Does Not Cover

    2. The Basics of Social Media

    3. The Patterns

  10. Chapter 10 Going Mobile

    1. The Challenges of Mobile Design

    2. The Patterns

  11. Chapter 11 Making It Look Good: Visual Style and Aesthetics

    1. Same Content, Different Styles

    2. The Basics of Visual Design

    3. What This Means for Desktop Applications

    4. The Patterns

  1. Appendix References

    1. Websites

    2. Books

  2. Colophon