Microinteractions: Designing with Details
by Dan Saffer

Microinteractions: Designing with Details<br>by Dan Saffer
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It's the little things that turn a good digital product into a great one. With this full color practical book, you'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 today's devices and applications, author Dan Saffer walks you through a microinteraction's essential parts, then shows you how to use them in a mobile app, a web widget, and an appliance. You'll quickly discover how microinteractions can change a product from one that's tolerated into one that's treasured.

  • Explore a microinteraction'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 microinteraction's life with loops, such as "Get data every 30 seconds"




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Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Page Count (est.): 151
ISBN10: 1491945923
ISBN13: 9781491945926
Cover: Paperback
Pub Date: 11/1/2013