Mobile and touch are the new normal for computing, but there remain a lot of myths, rumors, errors, bias, and out-of-date information on how portable touchscreens are used. Let’s change that!
In our brand-new book Touch Design for Mobile Interfaces, Steven Hoober shares his in-depth research about designing for touch as well as tips, tricks, trends, tendencies, guidelines, and heuristics you can apply to your work immediately to create human-centered mobile interfaces.
400 pages. High quality hardcover + eBook (PDF, ePUB, Kindle). Written by Steven Hoober. Shipping now.
About the Book
There are over two billion portable touchscreen devices in use today, and hundreds of millions more installed in cars and kiosks. Sales of traditional mouse-and-keyboard computers have been falling for years, replaced by mobile phones and tablets.
Conventional computers now sport touchscreens and otherwise blur the lines between device types – and between mobile and desktop operating systems. Mobile and touch are the new computing normal, but there is a lot of myth, rumor, error, bias, and out-of-date information on how portable touchscreens are used.
Touch Design for Mobile Interfaces presents and shares real information on hardware, people, interactions, and environments. Steven Hoober has studied how people really touch and hold phones and tablets, as well as seeing it firsthand over twenty years designing products for mobile phones, tablets, kiosks, and computers.
As well as Steven’s in-depth research, the book includes tips, tricks, trends, tendencies, guidelines, and heuristics you can apply to your own designs immediately.
400 pages. Written by Steven Hoober. Cover design by Espen Brunborg. Shipping now.
Table of Contents
- Defining Mobile Devices
- The History and Technology of Touch
- Capacitive Touch
- Standards, Assumptions, and Problems
- Finding Out How People Hold and Touch
- Touch Accuracy and the Center-Out Preference
- How Fingers Get In the Way
- Imprecision and Probability
- Phones Are Not Flat
- People Only Touch What They See
- 1, 2, 3: Designing by Zones
- Progressive Disclosure
- Practical Mobile Touchscreen Design
About the Author
Steven Hoober shifted focus from graphic design to mobile UX in 1999. Since then, he designed the first Google mobile search, the first mobile app store, several mobile browsers, and numerous websites and apps for global brands. See more of Steven’s research at 4ourthmobile.com.
- 400 pages,
- Quality hardcover with stitched binding and ribbon page marker,
- ISBN: 978-3-945749-97-5,
- Free worldwide airmail shipping from Germany. Please note that due to Covid-19 and import restrictions, there could be unexpected delays. But of course you can download the eBook and start reading right away.