Book: Designing Interfaces (Buy It)
Author: Jenifer Tidwell
Read in: Seattle
A fantastic how-to and reference for interface design. Well stocked with images and illustrations. The layout is beautiful and functional. It's incredibly easy to quickly find what you need in here.
Designing Interfaces is a good primer, but it's also a great reference. Shoot through the book for a quick understanding of how different interfaces work and what their design patterns are. Then keep it handy when interface discussions come up.
I've already recommended it to four people who've already purchased it and a few more are on the way.
Very highly recommended.
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