Author Archives: Patrick McNeil


Taking Donald Norman’s Principles to Web Design, Part 3

Learn about the design principles you need to get started in interactive and web design in Patrick McNeil’s online course, Principles of Web Design. In the book The Design of Everyday Things, Donald Norman defines six design principles. In this article series, we apply those basic concepts to the world of interactive design. In...


Designing for Mobile: Mobile-Specific vs. Responsive Design

Editor’s Note: When designing for mobile, the first question that  usually comes to mind is whether a mobile-specific version should be built based on the desktop version or if the original site can be created so that it can adapt to use on various mobile devices. In this excerpt from his new book Mobile Web Designer’s...