Designing Interfaces

Free Online Book: Designing Interfaces

Excerpts from the O’Reilly book “Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design”. Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design is an intermediate-level book about interface and interaction design, structured as a pattern language.


It features real-live examples from desktop applications, web sites, web applications, mobile devices, and everything in between. This site contains excerpts from some of the book’s patterns. The book has more, of course — more introductory material, more patterns, and more examples. Naturally, I’d like you to buy it! But this material has been on the Web for a while, and I’d like to keep it here.

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Organizing the Content
  • Getting Around
  • Organizing the Page
  • Commands and Actions
  • Showing Complex Data
  • Getting Input From Users
  • Builders and Editors
  • Making It Look Good

Book Details

Author(s): Jenifer Tidwell
Format(s): HTML
Link: Read online.

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