Learn Design for iOS Development

  • 2h 42m
  • Sian Morson
  • Apress
  • 2014

Learn Design for iOS Development is for you if you're an iOS developer and you want to design your own apps to look great and be in tune with the latest Apple guidelines. You'll learn how to design your apps to work with the exciting new iOS 7 look and feel, which your users expect within their latest apps.

Learn Design for iOS Development guides you through the design processes that you can apply to design your own apps brilliantly. We'll start at the idea stages of your apps, and you'll see how you can analyze and apply the right design patterns for every app you are coding, use wireframing tools to take your ideas forward, and use Photoshop to create the visual assets you want to look great in your app.

You'll understand why Apple have made the decisions they've made with the new iOS 7 interface and new HIG guidelines, and from that insight you'll be able to vision and create your own apps, on iPhones and iPads, that work perfectly within the new iOS 7 interface.

What you’ll learn

  • How to build apps that work within the exciting new iOS 7 design paradigm
  • How to design great looking apps that your users will find a pleasure to use
  • The deeper design elements you can apply to your apps
  • What is and how to use Apple's Human Interface Guidelines (HIG)
  • How to go beyond Apple's HIG guidelines to create innovative apps
  • Design pattern basics and how you can use them
  • How to use wireframes to create your app
  • How to use Adobe Photoshop to create the visual assets for your apps
  • How to create your app's icon and additional graphics for the App Store
  • Extra considerations for iPad app design considerations
  • Common design best practices and mistakes

Who this book is for

This book is for iOS developers who know that they can code well, but want to know how they can build apps to also have brilliant designs. This book is also a guide for all iOS app developers who want their apps to look contemporary within the new iOS 7 interface guidelines.

About the Author

Sian Morson is an entrepreneur, mobile evangelist and strategist. In 2010, Sian founded Kollective Mobile a mobile development and strategy agency. A seasoned digital professional, Sian has worked with many high profile clients to deliver successful campaigns for popular brands. Her diverse skill-set includes marketing, design, mobile strategy, business management and thought leadership. Sian speaks and writes about mobile strategy for a number of publications and also works with a variety of non-profits working to bridge the digital divide. An internationally exhibited artist, Sian enjoys fusing her creativity with technology. Her video art work has featured in the prestigious Optica Festival in Spain, Director’s Lounge Berlin, and MoCADA Museum in NY.

In this Book

  • So You've Got an Idea for an iPhone App, Now What?
  • iOS: What You Need to Know
  • iOS 7 and Flat Design
  • Getting to Know the User Interface of the iPhone and iPad Design Considerations
  • Mobile Design Patterns
  • Using Wireframes to Design Your App
  • Designing Your Visual Assets with Adobe Photoshop
  • Creating Your App Icon and Additional Graphics for the App Store
  • Finalizing Your Assets for App Development
  • Design Best Practices and Mistakes to Avoid