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Design Pattern and UCD resources

UI Sketch Navigation DiagramI’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.




The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond (2nd Edition)
Jesse James Garrett

100 Things Every Designer Needs to Know About People
Susan Weinschenk

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
Beth Tondreau

Designing Interfaces
Jenifer Tidwell

Designing Web Interfaces: Principles and Patterns for Rich Interactions
Bill Scott

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