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I recently finished reading “Designing Interfaces” by Jenifer Tidwell.
I think of this book as “Design Patterns” for user interfaces.
If this book was required reading for everybody that builds software, we’d have *much* better software and happier users. It has really changed how I approach creating user interfaces.
Before reading this book, I could point to an application and tell you if it looks professional and polished or not. Now I can tell you why.
This book deals with many subtleties and attention to detail that can have a huge impact on the user’s impression of your software.
Here is an example pattern, “Center Stage”…
A “preview” of the book is available online (with large chunks missing so you still need to buy it) here.