Media praise for Designing Interfaces
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"...after reading the book, I gained a much deeper appreciation for the amount of hard work that talented user interface designers infuse into their craft."
-- , DrDobbs.com
"Overall, Designing Interfaces is an excellent resource for anyone designing interfaces that allow people to interact with machines, and it also works as a good resource for coding or testing interfaces. If you're having an issue with an interface, or a piece of that interface that just doesn't seem quite right, this book might be the tool you're missing."
-- , Linux Pro Magazine
"...this is a good book to read if youre looking into designing an interface. The authors are up-front that this is not the definitive book on designing mobile- being that it is still a fast-evolving medium, thats a given."
-- , YYZTech.com
"Overall, Designing Interfaces is a great book for anyone who has to design or implement interfaces that allow people to interact with machines. It also provides a good starting point for coding and testing interfaces."
-- , Compsoc -- Durham University Computing Society
"A beautiful, well-executed book with a great deal of valuable reference material."
-- , Harley Hahn's World of Reading
"With plenty of tips and tricks and clarifying what's a good UI from a bad UI, Designing Interfaces is a sage and very useful guidebook sure to assist design students excellently."
-- , The Midwest Book Review: Wisconsin Bookwatch
"Designing Interfaces, Second Edition, by Jenifer Tidwell, is one of those books that you could study intently and come out as an interface expert."
-- , Design Tools Monthly, Issue #224 June/July 2011
"A well-annotated interface design pattern library. Its an excellent read for interaction design students and entry-level user experience designers to get a full spectrum of the popular user interface patterns. It also works well as a shelf reference book for experienced designers when it comes to design brainstorming and problem solving."
-- , Technical Communication, Volume 58, Number 4, November 2011
"No one would consider going on a lengthy journey without a map or guide. Likewise no IT professional should attempt to design interfaces without reading this book. It has many insights, tips, tricks, and advice that even some of the most experienced designers will be unaware of. "
-- , Left-Brain Bookstore
"Everyone had faced unusable programs. The biggest part of the unusable programs are caused by unusable interfaces. In my experience, one of the most difficult things a developer faces is the designing of good interfaces. Usually, the people whom will have to use the program are not developers and, in any case, no one likes to be slowed down by the counter-intuitive interface." Full Review >
-- , blog.grimp.eu
"Jennifer Tidwell presents an essential guide to how to plan the User Interface of your project, whether it be for a website or mobile. Presented in a consistent sequence, the book adds a great wealth of knowledge to the why and what sort of layouts to design..." Full Review >
-- , doronkatz.com
"Patterns are present within IT industry for quite some time. Typically, books related to patterns application refer to particular language and present patterns either using either the language they refer to or using UML. This book is different." Full Review >
-- , www.owsiak.org
"Developers: It's time to meet the user interface! This book describes interaction patterns for building successful, engaging user interfaces in a practical, didactic way for software developers." Full Review >
-- , ederandresan.blogspot.com/
"'Designing Interfaces' by Jenifer Tidwell is a wonderful collection of user interface design patterns. The UI patterns that have endured and the new ones that have come in recently with social media, RIA etc, are detailed. This book is in second edition and has new chapters for social media… " Full Review >
-- , saadhana.posterous.com