Design Patterns User Experience (UX) topic overview/definition
Design Patterns: Concept Definition
Design patterns make designer's lives easier. They are simply a collection of previously optimized and completely reusable ideas, designs, code structures, etc. that can be quickly implemented in another design. They serve as a high-level template that can quickly be adapted in similar situations so that there's no need to reinvent the wheel. The experienced designer knows when to use a design pattern (to save time and money) and when it's more appropriate to craft a new solution to stand out from the competition.
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Using Design Patterns - Doing It Again Without The Hard Work
Design is hard work and focusing on solving user and customer problems is the crux of that work. If you can find a tool that keeps that focus whilst eliminating some of the hard work then it’s clearly advantageous to use that tool. That’s where design patterns come in. They save designers from having to reinvent the wheel in their design efforts...
Make it Easy on the User: Designing for Discoverability within Mobile Apps
Discoverability sometimes also referred to as “learnability” is the ease at which users can find new features or functions with an app and learn to use the things that they find. While this has always been an important part of user experience design – it becomes even more important in the mobile design environment where limitations on screen rea...
Help! I need some help! Not just any help… Help in mobile applications
When users start getting to grips with your mobile app they’re going to need a little help from time-to-time. The good news is that there are standard design patterns which can be employed to reduce design time for help in mobile apps. There are also some useful guidelines that can be employed to improve the UX of help in general. Familiarizing ...