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App Design Apprentice

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In this beginner-level book for non-designers, we'll guide you through designing modern mobile-app UI and UX using fundamental design principles.

Note: This book is available for Pre-Order. You'll be notified when the book is complete and ready for download. Estimated final release date: Fall 2020.

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Beginner

For Beginner Developers

Learn Modern App Design with Figma!

This book guides you through designing modern mobile apps using fundamental design principles.

This book is for intermediate iOS and Android developers who already know the basics of mobile app development but want to also learn how to design apps with attractive and effective UI and UX.

Topics Covered in App Design Apprentice

  • Figma: Learn the basics of this modern design tool.
  • App Teardowns: Analyze and pick out the best parts of other well-designed apps.
  • Wireframes: Explore what makes good app user flows.
  • Reusable Components: Learn to create and use reusable components such as buttons and toolbars.
  • Typography: Basics for communicating hierarchy, order and emphasis.
  • Color: Leverage visual styles and palettes.
  • Transitions and Animations: Create different transitions between screens to communicate relationships.
  • Design Systems: Implement best practices for creating good app experiences in each ecosystem.

This book will leave you with the knowledge needed to design modern mobile apps that are functional and attractive.

Note: This book is available for Pre-Order. You'll be notified when the book is complete and ready for download. Estimated final release date: Fall 2020.

Table of Contents

1.

Book Overview & App Preview - Coming Soon

Explore the book structure with an outline for each chapter. Learn to set up your design workspace in Figma, including how to access the project files, to dig into the design tools straight away!

2.

Tour of Workspace & App Teardown - Coming Soon

Get an introduction of key tools such the shapes, frames, sizing, alignment, colors, and layers. Trace over provided screenshots to study layout and to identify other visual elements.

3.

Screen Layout & App Flow - Coming Soon

Create wireframes of a few screens and the components that make up the screens. Create a scaffold of the app flow by defining the navigation between different screens.

4.

Reusable Elements & Data - Coming Soon

Learn to create and use reusable components for things like buttons and toolbars. Incorporate sample text and image data for more realism.

5.

Typography & Color - Coming Soon

Typography basics for communicating hierarchy, order, and emphasis. Color basics with common practices and creating palettes. Creating visual styles for consistency throughout the app.

6.

Transitions & Animations - Coming Soon

Explore the prototyping tools to create a full app walkthrough. Create different transitions between screens to communicate orientation and the relationship among elements.

7.

Feedback & Testing - Coming Soon

Leverage the collaboration tools to test designs and solicit feedback considering the app goals and overall user experience. Test across multiple devices.

8.

Design Systems & Visual Language - Coming Soon

Overview of design systems and visual language, including highlights from Apple’s Human Interface Guidelines, and Google’s Material design. Best practices for creating good “native” app experience in each ecosystem. Cover creating your own design system for larger projects or distributed teams.

9.

Fit & Finish - Coming Soon

Hone the fit and finish by iterating and exploring advanced techniques. Export assets, and code and prep for implementation.

10.

Recap & Next Steps - Coming Soon

Review the lessons learned and how to apply them when starting from scratch, and gain insight into continued learning and tips for mastering design skills.

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App Design Apprentice

In this beginner-level book for non-designers, we'll guide you through designing modern mobile-app UI and UX using fundamental design principles.

Note: This book is available for Pre-Order. You'll be notified when the book is complete and ready for download. Estimated final release date: Fall 2020.

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