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Publisher Comments:

“This book contains everything you need to know to create awesome, life-altering applications. . . . I pride myself on knowing a lot about design, but when reading this book, I probably didn’t encounter a single page that didn’t offer at least one interesting idea, new concept, or clever design technique. It’s also written in a way that prevents you from putting it down. . . . You’re in for a treat.”

From the Foreword by LUKAS MATHIS, author of ignorethecode.net

Transform Your Ideas into Intuitive, Delightful iOS Apps!

 

As an app developer, you know design is important. But where do you start? Learning iOS Design will help you think systematically about the art and science of design, and consistently design apps that users will appreciate–and love.

 

Pioneering Omni Group user experience expert William Van Hecke first explains what design really means, and why effective app design matters so much. Next, using a sample concept, he walks through transforming a vague idea into a fleshed-out design, moving from outlines to sketches, wireframes to mockups, prototypes to finished apps.

 

Building on universal design principles, he offers practical advice for thinking carefully, critically, and cleverly about your own projects, and provides exercises to guide you step-by-step through planning your own app’s design. An accompanying website (learningiosdesign.com) provides professional-grade sketches, wireframes, and mockups you can study and play with to inspire your own new project.

 

Coverage includes

  • Planning and making sense of your app idea
  • Exploring potential approaches, styles, and strategies
  • Creating more forgiving, helpful, and effective interactions
  • Managing the constraints of the iOS platform (or any platform)
  • Crafting interfaces that are graceful, gracious, and consistently enjoyable to use
  • Balancing concerns such as “focus versus versatility” and “friction versus guidance”
  • Understanding why all designs are compromises–and how to find the best path for your own app

Register your book at informit.com/register to gain access to a supplemental chapter in which Bill Van Hecke discusses the design changes made in iOS 7.

Synopsis:

Most app developers know design is important, but don't know where to start. Learning iOS Design thoroughly demystifies the subject by providing a focused walkthrough that dives deeply into each key design principle. Drawing on many years as a user experience pioneer, William Van Hecke helps non-designers think systematically about the art and science of design, and make choices that work superbly well in their own apps.

 

Van Hecke first explains what design really means, and why it matters so much. Then, using a sample concept, he walks through the process of turning a vague idea into a fleshed-out design: from outlines to sketches to wireframes to mockups and prototypes. At each step, you'll find advice to help you think carefully, critically, and cleverly about your project, and exercises to guide you in planning your own app's design.

 

Next, Van Hecke presents universal principles that apply to any design, and that should be followed in order to craft apps that users will appreciate and maybe even love. Each chapter's exercises ask you to apply these principles in common scenarios, helping you make your app's interactions more forgiving, helpful, and effective.

 

Part III offers a complete reference, inspiration, and exploratory guide to the design decision points you're most likely to encounter. Van Hecke shows why all designs are compromises, why there are often multiple "correct answers," and how to choose the answer that works best for you.

About the Author

William Van Hecke is User Experience Lead at the Omni Group. His nebulous job is to make software civilized enough to bring out in public. His work often ends up entwined with documentation, marketing, quality assurance, customer support, and Dungeon Mastering, too. Previously, Bill wrote code in Chicago for companies on the Board of Trade, and in Green Bay. When not shoveling pixels or graphemes, Bill likes creating video games, translating video games, and, occasionally, playing video games.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

 

Chapter 1: The Outlines

Chapter 2: The Sketches

Chapter 3: Getting Familiar with iOS

Chapter 4: The Wireframes

Chapter 5: The Mockups

Chapter 6: The Prototypes

Chapter 7: Going Cross-Platform

Chapter 8: The Graceful Interface

Chapter 9: The Gracious Interface

Chapter 10: The Whole Experience

Chapter 11: Focused and Versatile

Chapter 12: Quiet and Forthcoming

Chapter 13: Friction and Guidance

Chapter 14: Consistency and Specialization

Chapter 15: Rich and Plain

  Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780321887498
Author:
Van Hecke, William
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley Professional
Author:
William Van Hecke
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Learning
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.99 x 7 x 0.713 in 535 gr

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Computers and Internet » Apple » Programming
Computers and Internet » Mobile and Handheld Devices » iPhone
Computers and Internet » Programming » Apple Programming

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Most app developers know design is important, but don't know where to start. Learning iOS Design thoroughly demystifies the subject by providing a focused walkthrough that dives deeply into each key design principle. Drawing on many years as a user experience pioneer, William Van Hecke helps non-designers think systematically about the art and science of design, and make choices that work superbly well in their own apps.

 

Van Hecke first explains what design really means, and why it matters so much. Then, using a sample concept, he walks through the process of turning a vague idea into a fleshed-out design: from outlines to sketches to wireframes to mockups and prototypes. At each step, you'll find advice to help you think carefully, critically, and cleverly about your project, and exercises to guide you in planning your own app's design.

 

Next, Van Hecke presents universal principles that apply to any design, and that should be followed in order to craft apps that users will appreciate and maybe even love. Each chapter's exercises ask you to apply these principles in common scenarios, helping you make your app's interactions more forgiving, helpful, and effective.

 

Part III offers a complete reference, inspiration, and exploratory guide to the design decision points you're most likely to encounter. Van Hecke shows why all designs are compromises, why there are often multiple "correct answers," and how to choose the answer that works best for you.

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