Designing Rich Applications at DelveUI

Fluency and Rosenfeld Media sponsored the first DelveUI, A 2 Day Masterclass on Designing User (Web) Interfaces last week at the NYU Poly Campus in Brooklyn.

I had an opportunity to speak about my favorite topic: design patterns and principles for rich applications. The talk is titled Designing Rich Applications- and illustrates the need for richness at four levels:

  • application structure
  • screen layout
  • selecting rich UI controls
  • interactions

I’m working on a nifty little flip book that has all of the application patterns, screen patterns, rich UI controls and interaction patterns. All the patterns are on index cards and you can carry it into design sessions- and flip through it for inspiration- or to find a certain pattern. tangible-ria-patternsria-flip-book1
Let me know if you think this would be useful.


  1. Kyle Murphy Said,

    August 10, 2009 @ 11:35 am

    We have these patterns taped to the wall next to our whiteboard but they’re a little small. A flip book would let us pass the patterns around during a discussion.

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  3. Ryan Stewart Said,

    August 11, 2009 @ 12:02 am

    Absolutely fantastic talk at Delve, Theresa. I’d love to hear if you’re talking to folks at Adobe about this stuff. I think the higher level conversation is sorely needed in the Flex/Flash world and you’ve got a high level of knowledge about both Flex and UI patterns that I think it would be great for Adobe to tap.

    Feel free to drop me an email any time.


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  6. John Labriola Said,

    August 11, 2009 @ 5:21 am

    Great talk at delve Theresa and it was a pleasure to have met you. Like I said there, I really think the flip book is a great idea. It would be a great tool to help spur and/or convey ideas. Something that can sit within reach and very portable.

    The only concern might be how thick it would be. How many patterns would you think of putting in it?

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  12. Elise Said,

    February 23, 2010 @ 7:00 am

    Would love a mini flip-book to keep on my desk.

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