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Essential Mobile Interaction Design: Perfecting Interface Design in Mobile Apps by Josh Weinhold, Cameron Banga

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Chapter 6. Designing for Visual Appeal

In the real world, you only get one chance to make a first impression. The same goes for the digital world; users often make quick judgments about a mobile app based on its icon and design. As a result, it’s essential to develop a strong, distinctive look for your software that will catch the eyes of users and quickly indicate why downloading your app will benefit them. In this chapter, you’ll find lots of tips and tricks to keep in mind while developing an application’s design.

How Appearance Changes Interactions

So far, you’ve read a lot about the nuts and bolts of an app’s design—interaction methods and views—but haven’t yet seen much about the shiny cover that envelops those elements. When building ...

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