Visual Usability: Principles and Practices for Designing Digital Applications

Visual Usability: Principles and Practices for Designing Digital Applications

by Tania Schlatter, Deborah Levinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0123985366

ISBN-13: 9780123985361

Pub. Date: 05/28/2013

Publisher: Elsevier Science

Imagine how much easier creating web and mobile applications would be if you had a practical and concise, hands-on guide to visual design. Visual Usability gets into the nitty-gritty of applying visual design principles to complex application design.

You’ll learn how to avoid common mistakes, make informed decisions about application design, and

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Overview

Imagine how much easier creating web and mobile applications would be if you had a practical and concise, hands-on guide to visual design. Visual Usability gets into the nitty-gritty of applying visual design principles to complex application design.

You’ll learn how to avoid common mistakes, make informed decisions about application design, and elevate the ordinary. We’ll review three key principles that affect application design - consistency, hierarchy, and personality - and illustrate how to apply tools like typography, color, and layout to digital application design. Whether you’re a UI professional looking to fine-tune your skills, a developer who cares about making applications beautiful and usable, or someone entirely new to the design arena, Visual Usability is your one-stop, practical guide to visual design.

  • Discover the principles and rules that underlie successful application design
  • Learn how to develop a rationale to support design strategy and move teams forward
  • Master the visual design toolkit to increase user-friendliness and make complicated processes feel straightforward for your product

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123985361
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part 1 - The meta-principles

Chapter 1 Consistency

Chapter 2 Hierarchy

Chapter 3 Personality

Part II - The visual usability tools

Chapter 4 Layout

Chapter 5 Type

Chapter 6 Color

Chapter 7 Imagery

Chapter 8 Controls and affordances

Summary

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