We recently had a new mobile project starting and all of our experienced mobile designers were booked. This gave me less than a week to ramp up a new designer. So I made a quick tutorial with lots and lots of screenshots, illustrating good design and not so good design. Gradually a set of patterns for mobile application design emerged.
Even as I was cataloging these patterns, I knew that the real value wasn’t only the pattern identification, but in the hundreds of examples I’d captured. So instead of a tome of abstract patterns only an author can love, this book is a showcase, or gallery, of mobile application design. This book includes 400+ current screenshots from iOS, Android, BlackBerry, WebOS, Symbian and Windows mobile applications, organized by pattern type.
Check out the:
- New website www.mobiledesignpatterngallery.com and sign up for a free copy of the book when it is released
- New blog, and subscribe, I’ve got lots of good articles in the hopper
- Flickr photostream with over 600 screenshots organized by pattern type
- Sample Chapter UX Booth
- Preorder Mobile Design Pattern Gallery: UI Patterns for Mobile Applications on Amazon
And follow me on Twitter, @mobilepatterns, for expert mobile design tips.