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Ita€™s the little things that turn a good digital product into a great one. With this practical book, youa€™ll learn how to design effective microinteractions: the small details that exist inside and around features. How can users change a setting? How do they turn on mute, or know they have a new email message? Through vivid, real-world examples from todaya€™s devices and applications, author Dan Saffer walks you through a microinteractiona€™s essential parts, then shows you how to use them in a mobile app, a web widget, and an appliance. Youa€™ll quickly discover how microinteractions can change a product from one thata€™s tolerated into one thata€™s treasured. Explore a microinteractiona€™s structure: triggers, rules, feedback, modes, and loops Learn the types of triggers that initiate a microinteraction Create simple rules that define how your microinteraction can be used Help users understand the rules with feedback, using graphics, sounds, and vibrations Use modes to let users set preferences or modify a microinteraction Extend a microinteractiona€™s life with loops, such as a€œGet data every 30 secondsa€(by illuminating the mental model or providing a means of directing attention) or at least seem more efficient, not less. Messages Designer Catriona Cornett tells of her experience updating the in-car Ford SYNC system. After putting the update on a USB drive to plug in to the car, she read these instructions: a€œFollow your printed out instructions exactly with your vehicle running. Approximately 60 secondsanbsp;...

Author:Dan Saffer
Publisher:"O'Reilly Media, Inc." - 2013-04-30


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