DES 420. Professional Practice Project I


Recommended Books

Building Mobile Experiences by Frank Bentley and Edward Barrett, MIT Press


Mobile Usability by Jakob Nielsen and Raluca Budiu, New Riders


App Design Checklist by MindSea Development Inc. Kindle edition


Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps by Josh Clark


Typographie by Emil Ruder, Arthur Niggli/Teufen


The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst, Hartley & Marks Publishers


Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte, Graphics Pr.


Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative by Edward R. Tufte, Graphics Pr.

Photoshop CS6, Visual QuickStart Guide by Peter Lourekas, Peachpit Press

HTML5 and CSS, Visual QuickStart Guide by Elizabeth Castro, Peachpit Press

Flash, Visual QuickStart Guide by Katherine Ulrich, Peachpit Press




Articles, Examples


Responsive Web Design article by Ethan Marcotte


Responsive Web Design: What It Is and How To Use It by Kayla Knight

Jacob Nielsen / interview


Nasa Visualization Explorer


Ge Wang Smule’s founder


Swiss Mountain Map by Edward Tufte


Stephen Malinowski's music-animation-machine version of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.


Ocarina by Smule

How a Smartphone Knows Up from Down (accelerometer)


Apple iPhone 4 Gyroscope demo


How To Check An Iphone 4 For Signs Of Water Damage by



Mobile Sites vs. Apps: The Coming Strategy Shift by Jakob Nielsen


Kindle Fire Usability Findings by Jakob Nielsen


Mobile usability tips from Jakob Nielsen by Graham Charlton


Excerpt from Designing the iPhone User Experience: A User-Centered Approach to Sketching and Prototyping iPhone Apps by Addison-Wesley


8 Characteristics Of Successful User Interfaces by Dmitry Fadeyev


Mobile app design tips by David Ho, engineer of the mobile apps for the Wall Street Journal


Composition Principles video by Jake Collinge, CG Spectrum's Concept Art Department Head


20 Examples of Web and Mobile Wireframe Sketches by Oleg Mokhov


Mock-up examples

P3-Drinke - CS294-84: Interactive Device Design


WireframeSketcher: Mockups, Designs, and Prototypes by Steve Gibson


Wireframe examples

Patient Monitoring Interface


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Patient Monitoring Interface





Tutorials & Tools Training Tutorials UIC


LucidChart video Tutorials




Box @ UIC




Stanford University iPhone Development Course

Developing Apps for iOS by Paul Hegarty


10Completely (or almost) Free Wireframe/Mockup Applications

10 Free Wireframing and Mockup Tools