With the recent advent of Ajax and the resurgence of Flash for developing web sites and applications, new patterns of interaction have emerged on the Web. In this book, Bill Scott provides insight on how to best take advantage of the power of these technologies for designing a great user experience through a series of best practices, summarized as eight key principles. Each principle and its nuances are illustrated in detail with real world examples and counter-examples from both inside and outside Yahoo!
The design principles provide the rationale for how to apply a pattern.
Design patterns provide a solution in context. The eight design principles are introduced as a set of principles focused on rich interaction, feedback and user data models.
Benefits to reader:
1. Take-away the key principles for creating a rich experience on the web
2. Build a vocabulary around common patterns of interaction for a common language between engineering & design
3. Have numerous real-world examples to clearly understand the principles & patterns for future reference
Be able to apply the patterns & principles in real world design problems
Includes a companion website: designingrichwebexperience.com