Basics Interactive Design: Interface Design

Basics Interactive Design: Interface Design: An introduction to visual communication in UI design

by Dave Wood

David Wood MA is a design lecturer and Visual Communication/Interaction Design researcher. His design research focuses on the repositioning of Visual Communication as a facilitator for the design of better interactions. Currently he is completing a PhD, and has written and presented his research in design journals and conferences internationally. His career began as an illustrator before transitioning into interaction design. He still finds time to design for print too. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fairchild Books, 2014
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    978-2-9404-1199-3 (paperback)

    978-2-9404-4757-2 (epdf)

    978-1-3500-8914-3 (online)

    978-1-4742-2945-6 (epub)
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    First Edition
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Basics Interactive Design: Interface Design
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If you want to design successful user interfaces then you need clear and effective visual communication. Interface Design will help you achieve this using a range of incisive case studies, interviews with professional designers and clear hands-on advice to help you produce user-focused front-end designs for a range of digital media interfaces.

This book introduces the major elements of graphic design for digital media – layout, colour, iconography, imagery and typography, and shows how these visual communication basics can combine to produce positive interactive user experiences. With practical advice on improving communication between designers and developer, and a tantalizing look at designing interactivity for all five senses, this is a must-have introduction to developing interfaces that users will love.