UI Design with Adobe Illustrator: Discover the ease and power of using Illustrator to design Web sites and apps
Create high fidelity prototypes for complex websites and applications with the easy-to-learn and super-efficient vector capabilities of Illustrator and make the fear of client changes a thing of the past. Whether you’re a seasoned Photoshop veteran, a budding designer, or someone who simply has a good eye and artistic vision, this book will show you how to produce mockups and UI elements in a creative and productive way.
Strongly of the opinion that design should not happen solely in a browser, Rick Moore demonstrates how to design mockups and UI elements with Illustrator in a way you may not have realized was possible. Learn which tools are best suited to a UI design workflow and how to customize Illustrator in a way that fits your style and flow. Rick provides expert guidance throughout the process from the initial planning stages to finalizing and sharing your work with clients and others.
About the Author
Rick started his career as a graphic designer at the dawn of the Internet and quickly realized what the future of the web would bring. He has been an Illustrator user since 1997, designing everything from branding and illustrations to enterprise software user experiences. He currently works as an in-house User Experience Designer for a non-profit, where he has been since 2007. Rick lives in Farmington, Utah with his beautiful wife and two vivacious daughters.
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This is a practical introduction for using iOS 6 to create universal apps. If you have prior experience programming in an object-oriented language and are eager to start building universal apps for iPad and iPhone (including the iPod touch), then this is the book for you! Using the latest version of iOS (iOS 6) along with the latest version of Xcode (Xcode 4.5), this book is a practical introduction rather than just a catalog of components. Full-color and packed with groundbreaking, innovative designs, this book teaches you how to create eye-catching, unique apps. It teaches you the various aspects of iOS development, beginning with getting started with iOS 6, getting Up to Speed with Xcode, and learning the tools and Objective-C. It reviews building the user interface with Xcode and Interface Builder. It details how to set up your app in iTunes connect and distribute it through the app store. It walks you through adding features like geo-location and twitter sharing. It helps you avoid common pitfalls and design decisions related to user experience and iOS programming iOS 6 Foundations is organized so that each chapter builds on the previous, providing you with a finished app by the end of the book.
“Fundamentally, making games is designing with others, everyone contributing from different angles towards the best possible product. Conclusively, Garcia-Ruiz has chosen a collection of chapters that demonstrates several different aspects of working in gaming and working with others that stands to raise the level of expertise in the field.” -Veronica Zammitto, Senior Lead Games User Research, Electronic Arts, Inc., from the Foreword Usability is about making a product easy to use while meeting the requirements of target users. Applied to video games, this means making the game accessible and enjoyable to the player. Video games with high usability are generally played efficiently and frequently while enjoying higher sales volumes. The case studies in this book present the latest interdisciplinary research and applications of games user research in determining and developing usability to improve the video game user experience at the human-computer interface level. Some of the areas examined include practical and ethical concerns in conducting usability testing with children, audio experiences in games, tangible and graphical game interfaces, controller testing, and business models in mobile gaming. Games User Research: A Case Study Approach provides a highly useful resource for researchers, practitioners, lecturers, and students in developing and applying methods for testing player usability as well as for conducting games user research. It gives the necessary theoretical and practical background for designing and conducting a test for usability with an eye toward modifying software interfaces to improve human-computer interaction between the player and the game.
About the Author
Miguel A. Garcia-Ruiz is an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Algoma University, Ontario, Canada. He earned his MSc in computer science from the University of Colima in Mexico and his PhD in computer science and artificial intelligence at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. He held a graphics techniques internship at the Madrid Polytechnic University in Spain. He has published scientific papers on usability and user experience in major journals, has written several books and book chapters, and has directed an introductory video on virtual reality. His research interests include educational virtual environments, usability of video games, and multimodal human-computer interaction.
Learn Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Skype, and More! My Social Media for Seniors helps you learn what social media is all about, and how to use it to connect with friends, families, and more. The full-color book provides a general overview of what social media is and what it does, then offers step-by-step instruction on how to use the most popular social media– Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Twitter. It also covers other social media, including online message boards and group video chat services such as Skype and Google Hangouts. In addition, the book offers strategies for using social media to find old friends and colleagues, as well as how to use social media safely and securely. Here are a few things you will learn: *What Social Media is and why we use it*What to share and what not to share on Social Media*Using Social Media safely and privately*Comparing the most popular Social Media*Keeping in touch with friends and family on Facebook*Sharing pictures and videos on Facebook*Discovering interesting groups on Facebook*Configuring Facebook’s privacy settings*Pinning and repinning on Pinterest*Finding other users and boards to follow on Pinterest*Fine-tuning your professional profile on LinkedIn*Connecting with people and businesses on LinkedIn*Tweeting and retweeting on Twitter*Sharing photos with instagram*Getting social on special interest message boards*Playing social games*Getting social with video chats*Using Social Media to find old friends*Using Social Media on your smartphone or tablet*Exploring other social media.
About the Author
Michael Miller is a prolific and popular writer of more than 150 nonfiction books, known for his ability to explain complex topics to everyday readers. He writes about a variety of topics, including technology, business, and music. His best-selling books for Que include My Facebook for Seniors, My Windows 10 Computer for Seniors, My Samsung Galaxy S6 for Seniors, My Google Chromebook, Easy Computer Basics, and Computer Basics: Absolute Beginner’s Guide. Worldwide, his books have sold more than 1 million copies. Find out more at the author’s website: www.millerwriter.com Follow the author on Twitter: @molehillgroup
Learn to design and maintain content-rich websites the Visual way With more than 90 percent market share, Dreamweaver is the preferred tool for professional website design and production. For those who learn best visually, this colorful, step-by-step guide is the perfect way to learn the program and start building websites with “wow”. Numbered steps and full-color screen shots show you just how to navigate the program, format and style text, create web-based forms and pages, build data-driven sites, and maintain a fully functioning website. All the enhancements of the newest version are covered. Dreamweaver allows you to create web pages without writing code; it is used by more than 90 percent of web designers Using numbered steps and full-color screen shots, this visual guide shows you how to perform more than 150 essential tasks in the newest version of Dreamweaver Covers applying style sheets, using dynamic HTML, adding style with images and multimedia, publishing and maintaining a website, using hyperlinks to navigate a site or to link to other sites on the Internet, and creating dynamic websites using databases Shows how to maximize Dreamweaver CS6 when formatting and styling text, creating web-based forms and pages with frames, maintaining a site, and building database-driven sites Perfect for beginners but also covers more advanced skills Teach Yourself VISUALLY Dreamweaver CS6 gives visual learners the knowledge and confidence they need to start building effective, eye-popping websites.