Android User Interface Design: Implementing Material Design for Develo

Android User Interface Design: Implementing Material Design for Developers

English | 19 Nov. 2015 | ISBN: 0134191404 | 446 Pages | EPUB | 95.32 MB

Build Android 6 Material Design Apps That Are Stunningly Attractive, Functional, and Intuitive

As Android development has matured and grown increasingly competitive, developers have recognized the crucial importance of good design. With Material Design, Google introduced its most radical visual changes ever, and made effective design even more essential. Android 6 and the design support library continue to push mobile design forward.

In Android User Interface Design, Second Edition, leading Android developer and user experience (UX) advocate Ian G. Clifton shows how to combine exceptional usability and outstanding visual appeal. Clifton helps you build apps that new users can succeed with instantly: apps that leverage users’ previous experience previous experience, reflect platform conventions, and never test their patience.

You won’t need any design experience: Clifton walks you through the entire process, from wireframes and flowcharts to finished apps with polished animations and advanced compositing. You’ll find hands-on case studies and extensive downloadable sample code, including complete finished apps.

Integrate Material Design into backward compatible Android 6 apps
Understand views, the building blocks of Android user interfaces
Make the most of wireframes and conceptual prototypes
Apply user-centered design throughout
Master the essentials of typography and iconography
Use custom themes and styles for consistent visuals
Handle inputs and scrolling
Create beautiful transition animations
Use advanced components like spans and image caches
Work with the canvas, color filters, shaders, and image compositing
Combine multiple views into efficient custom components
Customize views to meet unique drawing or interaction requirements
Maximize downloads by designing compelling app store assets

Step by step, this guide bridges the gap between Android developers and designers, so you can collaborate on world-class app designs…or do it all yourself!

“This well-presented, easy-to-grasp book gets to the heart of Android User Interface Design. Well worth the reading time!”
-Dr. Adam Porter, University of Maryland, Fraunhofer Center for Experimental Software Engineering

“Ian’s grasp of Android is fantastic, and this book is a great read for any developer or designer. I’ve personally worked on 30+ Android applications, and I was learning new tips with every chapter.”
-Cameron Banga, Lead Designer, 9magnets, LLC