I’m speaking at CQDF in Montreal, on the topic of User Interface (UI) design, specifically about Design Patterns and User-Centered Design. My presentation is in French, which means I’ve been learning lots of new vocabulary! (These two sites have been helping me a lot: Le grand dictionnaire terminologique and Linguee)
In preparing my talk, I’ve been doing much research into the topic of UI design patterns, design and user-centered design principles in general, and in how people react to and interact with design in software and in their everyday lives. I love thinking about these kinds of things, so it’s been a very gratifying journey.
The purpose of this post is simply to share some of the most useful resources I’ve discovered. Most are online resources, and there are a few books at the end. I’ve provided the link to the books on Amazon for your reference.
100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People
Interactive Design: An Introduction to the Theory and Application of User-centered Design
Andy Pratt, Jason Nunes
Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids