Visual Usability, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0124017134
  • ISBN-13: 9780124017139
  • DDC: 005.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 342 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Authors.
1: The Meta-Principles.
2: Consistency.
3: Hierarchy.
4: Personality.
5: The Visual Usability Tools.
6: Layout.
7: Type.
8: Color.
9: Imagery.
10: Controls and Affordances.
Summary: Interface Design as Visual Conversation.
Recommended Resources.