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Microinteractions: Designing with Details / Edition 1
     

Microinteractions: Designing with Details / Edition 1

by Dan Saffer
 

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ISBN-10: 144934268X

ISBN-13: 9781449342685

Pub. Date: 05/17/2013

Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated

It’s the little things that turn a good digital product into a great one. With this practical book, you’ll learn how to design effective microinteractions: the small details that exist inside and around features. How can users change a setting? How do they turn on mute, or know they have a new email message?

Through vivid, real-world examples from

Overview

It’s the little things that turn a good digital product into a great one. With this practical book, you’ll learn how to design effective microinteractions: the small details that exist inside and around features. How can users change a setting? How do they turn on mute, or know they have a new email message?

Through vivid, real-world examples from today’s devices and applications, author Dan Saffer walks you through a microinteraction’s essential parts, then shows you how to use them in a mobile app, a web widget, and an appliance. You’ll quickly discover how microinteractions can change a product from one that’s tolerated into one that’s treasured.

  • Explore a microinteraction’s structure: triggers, rules, feedback, modes, and loops
  • Learn the types of triggers that initiate a microinteraction
  • Create simple rules that define how your microinteraction can be used
  • Help users understand the rules with feedback, using graphics, sounds, and vibrations
  • Use modes to let users set preferences or modify a microinteraction
  • Extend a microinteraction’s life with loops, such as “Get data every 30 seconds”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449342685
Publisher:
O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/17/2013
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Praise for Microinteractions;
Foreword;
Preface;
What Is This Book About?;
Who Should Read This Book;
How This Book Is Organized;
Why Write a Book About Microinteractions?;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Using Code Examples;
Safari® Books Online;
How to Contact Us;
Acknowledgments;
Chapter 1: Designing Microinteractions;
1.1 Microinteractions Are Not Features ... But Still Matter;
1.2 The Secret History of Microinteractions;
1.3 The Structure of Microinteractions;
1.4 Microinteractions as a Philosophy;
1.5 Summary;
Chapter 2: Triggers;
2.1 Manual Triggers;
2.2 System Triggers;
2.3 Summary;
Chapter 3: Rules;
3.1 Designing Rules;
3.2 Limited Options and Smart Defaults;
3.3 Microcopy;
3.4 Algorithms;
3.5 Summary;
Chapter 4: Feedback;
4.1 Feedback Illuminates the Rules;
4.2 Feedback as a Personality-Delivery Mechanism;
4.3 Feedback Methods;
4.4 Feedback Rules;
4.5 Summary;
Chapter 5: Loops and Modes;
5.1 Modes;
5.2 Loops;
5.3 Summary;
Chapter 6: Putting It All Together;
6.1 Example 1: Mobile App;
6.2 Example 2: Online Shared Playlist;
6.3 Example 3: Dishwasher Control Panel;
6.4 Prototyping and Documenting Microinteractions;
6.5 Orchestrating Microinteractions;
6.6 Think Small;
Testing Microinteractions;
What to Look for During Testing;
Using Quantitative Data;
A Process for Testing Microinteractions;
Colophon;

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