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Android Design Patterns


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Android UX-UI Design Patterns Introduction

Android UX-UI Design Patterns Introduction

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  • 1.
  • 2. Who am I?• Barcelona GDG Organizer• NFC, Android and Agile Geek•• NFC Actions App• Flojack (@flomio)• @fernando_cejas•
  • 3. Agenda• User Interface• User Experience• Usability• Android Design Patterns• Examples• Advices
  • 4. WTF?
  • 5. WTF?
  • 6. WTF?
  • 7. What is User Interface? (UI)• A common boundary or surface between the interactive system and the user• All elements which provide communication between the interactive system and the user
  • 8. Elements of a User Interface
  • 9. What is User Interface Design?• User interface design is the process of supporting the tasks (goals) of the user, ideally in a friendly and articulate manner
  • 10. What about User Experience (UX)?• “A person’s perceptions and responses that result from the use or anticipated use of a product, interactive system, or service.” –ISO9241-210
  • 11. What is Usability?• Usability means that a person using a system finds it easy to understand and use• A usable system allows a person to focus on their tasks, and not on the system itself• A usable system most often does what a! person expects
  • 12. Usability Iceberg Visuals Cues, feedback, and aestheticsInteractionTechniquesKeyboard and mousemappings, menus,feedback, etc.
  • 13. Android Design Patterns
  • 14. What is a Design Pattern?• It’s a design solution to a recurring problem• It’s also about not reinventing the wheel.• People want to use what they have learnt already using the phone
  • 15. Things change… Isn’t it?
  • 16. Ice Cream Sandwich! Android 4.0• A big quality step• Mature, stable and elegant
  • 17. For Smartphones and Tablets• Different devices have different usability
  • 18. Android Main Themes• Holo Light and Holo Dark
  • 19. Gestures
  • 20. Application Structure
  • 21. Application Structure
  • 22. Navigation with Back and Up
  • 23. Action Bar
  • 24. Action Bar• Consider split it when having many elements
  • 25. Multi-pane Layouts
  • 26. Multi-pane Layouts
  • 27. Swipe Views• Navigate with gestures through the content
  • 28. Contextual Action Bar
  • 29. Sliding Menu• Replaces the dashboard? (deprecated?)
  • 30. Pure Android
  • 31. ActionBarSherlock
  • 32. UI/UX Examples Beautiful… Sweeeet!!!!
  • 33. UI/UX Examples
  • 34. UI/UX Examples
  • 35. UI/UX Examples
  • 36. Useful Links• Android Design Official• ActionBar Sherlock• Nine Old Androids• Android UI Patterns
  • 37. Some advice…• Dont port the UI from other platforms• Dont override the behavior of system buttons• Know your user and get feedback from him• Test on real users, early and often• Do what the user expects• The most common operations should be visible• Dont reinvent the wheel
  • 38. Any questions?
  • 39. Thanks!When you look at the dark side, careful you must be ... for the dark side looks back. @fernando_cejas