Game Interface Design

Game Interface Design

by Brent Fox
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592005934

ISBN-13: 9781592005932

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning


"Game Interface Design" reveals design principles and techniques that enable the reader to create aesthetic and easy to use, front-end menus and in-game interfaces. The reader learns how to blend smooth functionality with stunning visuals. Standards and goals for measuring the success of an interface are presented and explained. A clear understanding of what makes

Overview


"Game Interface Design" reveals design principles and techniques that enable the reader to create aesthetic and easy to use, front-end menus and in-game interfaces. The reader learns how to blend smooth functionality with stunning visuals. Standards and goals for measuring the success of an interface are presented and explained. A clear understanding of what makes a good interface can help game designers in their quest for the ultimate interface design. This book discusses principles and ideas that help the reader to design elegant interfaces. Many visual examples are provided to clearly illustrate these principles. Real world tutorials are provided to show how these principles can be applied in an actual video game interface

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592005932
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
9.18(w) x 7.42(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents


1. Introduction to Game Development 2. Planning Menu Flow 3. The Look and Feel of Your Interface 4. Basic Design Principles 5. Console or PC? 6. Button States 7. Creating a Focal Point 8. Using Text in Your Interface 9. Technical Requirements and Tricks 10. Tools of the Trade 11. Using Animation 12. Icons, Icons, Icons 13. Designing the HUD 14. Tutorial # 1 Designing an Interface 15. Tutorial # 2 ICreating an Interactive Mock-Up

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