Designing Interfaces

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Page xii
Section Desing Patterns Remain Relevant, 3rd sentence

Sentence reads: "Design pattern s come from..."

Extra space between "pattern" and "s"

Note from the Author or Editor:
change to:

Design patterns

Milan Cobanov  Mar 01, 2020  Jan 29, 2021
Page 97
bullet that mentions Figure 2-31

rewrite to:

A user might need to temporarily view data through a different “lens” or perspective depending on the context of use. For example, when using a map, a person who is driving would be more interested in seeing information related to traffic and a simplified view of streets. However, a cyclist or pedestrian will get more utility from a view that emphasizes bike trails and topographic information.

O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Dec 03, 2020  Jan 29, 2021
Page 415
First paragraph, section "What", first sentence

Sentence reads "Away to instantly cancel..."

Should be a space between 'A' and 'way'. --> "A way to instantly cancel..."

Note from the Author or Editor:
please change to:

A way to instantly cancel a time-consuming operation, with no side effects.

Alex Phu  Apr 10, 2020  Jan 29, 2021
Page 438
description before Fig 9-6

rewrite text as follows:

All of this is related to a general graphic design concept called layering. When you look at well-designed graphics of any sort, you perceive different classes of information on the screen.

Preattentive factors such as color cause some of them to “pop” out of the screen, and similarity causes you to see those as connected to each other, as though each were on a transparent layer over the base graphics. In the example in Fig. 9-6, the red dots, blue Xs and blue squares are differentiated and allow for the viewer to consume a great deal of segmented information. The viewer can study each in turn, but the relationships among the whole are preserved and emphasized.

O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Dec 03, 2020  Jan 29, 2021