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README.md

Animations

A repository from my talk "Gratuitous Animations How Subtlety in User Experience Design can Impress Your Users and Apple"

Animations can make or break the user experience of a mobile app. It is important when building apps to remember that animations can be a powerfultool and can often do more for a user's experience than the interfaces they inhabit.

In the session I highlighted some great examples of three classes of animations from around the App Store, talk through their specific implementation, and even slow them down for a frame by frame analysis:

  • Informative Animations (helping the user better understand the app they are using)
  • Welcoming Animations (setting the stage for a great app experience)
  • Delightful Animations (animations that go the extra mile for the hell of it)

Finally, I concluded with specific recommendations on how to take advantage of these types of animations.

Code

These code examples are a re-implementation of a few screens from Glassboard for iOS. As such there are assets that aren't properly configured or added to the project and a coding style I wouldn't typically use. Also keep in mind this doesn't work on th 3.5 inch simulator and only the 4.

Keynote Download

If you want to download my keynote deck, you can do so here: http://bit.ly/iOS-Animations-Slides

Contact

Ben Johnson - @scoober on Twitter

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A repository from my 360iDev Speech "Gratuitous Animations How Subtlety in User Experience Design can Impress Your Users and Apple"

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