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Tapworthy: Designing Great Iphone Appsby Josh Clark
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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 dollop of personality. Tapworthy takes you from concept to polished interface design with plain-spoken principles and a rich collection of visual examples for designing exceptional interfaces for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Witty, down-to-earth, and irreverent, this guide is for everyone involved in the app design process: designers, programmers, managers, and marketers. At every stage, you'll find a gallery of app screenshots to illustrate best practices and inspire you with innovative designs.
This book's common-sense principles will equip you to ask the right questions throughout the design process to make aesthetic, technical, and usability decisions that will make your app a pleasure to use.
Book News Annotation:
Clark, a software designer and developer, presents this guide to creating exceptional end-user experiences in iPhone application development. Focusing entirely on the interface and visual capabilities of the device, this volume discusses the design principles and aesthetic choices that the author believes should be followed to create noteworthy and tool-appropriate applications. Containing no computer programming code or advice, this volume instead examines conceptual design topics such as screen size and resolution for visual clarity, best use of standard controls, gestures, the landscape view and application interactivity. The work includes color screen shots and illustrations as well as several special sections with more in-depth discussions of key topics. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
For anyone who has an idea for an iPhone app, "Tap Happy" takes readers from concept to polished interface design with plainspoken principles and a rich collection of visual examples for designing exceptional interfaces for the iPhone and iPod Touch.
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.
About the Author
Josh Clark is a writer, designer, and developer who helps creative people get clear of technical hassle to share their ideas with the world. When he's not writing about clever design and humane software, he's building it. Josh is the creator of Big Medium, friendly software that actually makes it fun to manage a Web site and he's the author of iWork '09: The Missing Manual. In a previous life, Josh worked on a slew of national PBS programs at Boston's WGBH. He shared his three words of Russian with Mikhail Gorbachev, strolled the ranch with Nancy Reagan, and wrote trivia questions for a primetime game show. Now Josh makes words and spins code at his hypertext laboratory globalmoxie.com in Paris, France, where he lives with his wife Ellen.
Table of Contents
ACKNOWLEDGMENTSIntroductionChapter 1: Touch and GoChapter 2: Is It Tapworthy?Chapter 3: Tiny TouchscreenChapter 4: Get OrganizedChapter 5: The Standard ControlsChapter 6: Stand OutChapter 7: First ImpressionsChapter 8: Swipe! Pinch! Flick!Chapter 9: Know the LandscapeChapter 10: Polite ConversationChapter 11: Howdy, Neighbor
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