Mobile Design Pattern Gallery, Color Edition
UI Patterns for iOS, Android, and More
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Released: May 2012
Pages: 282

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
  • Controls and feedback: help users perform actions, and provide them with timely feedback
  • 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

"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

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Patterns for mobile UI

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    Patterns and pattern languages are a contentious topic among developers these days. Stemming from an overuse of them, and using fancy pattern names to excuse overly complex code, they are not the miracle cure they were thought to be 10 years ago. That said, having collections of things that work can be useful, and having names for things is very useful.

    Mobile Design Pattern Gallery does a good job of outlining user interface patterns for mobile, giving labels to the elements, and helping developers like me think about what is in a design. I could imagine using the book to help produce a first cut of a mobile app in the lean MVP sense. Of course a UX designer will help produce a much improved experience, but the book gives enough examples to help get an idea for what could be done. In addition there are great links out to other resources and books to learn more.

    I'd definitely recommend this book to developers and others who want to have a good set of examples and ideas for mobile user interfaces.

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      The main goal for every (not only mobile) application is to be usable. One of the usability related elements is user interface design. It should be predictable, helping users to do their tasks, easy and quick to learn and use. This book contains a lot of mobile app example screens decorated with reasonable UX designer textual comments. They may be very useful while creating a new mobile application or improving existing one. The book's content is very inspiring. Lot's of examples help to learn how to create good and avoid bad designs (Chapter 10. Anti-Patters is a good example here). A very valuable and time saving book.

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