Thoughts on Interaction Design

Thoughts on Interaction Design
Author: Jon Kolko
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-01-04
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 0123809312

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Thoughts on Interaction Design, Second Edition, contemplates and contributes to the theory of Interaction Design by exploring the semantic connections that live between technology and form that are brought to life when someone uses a product. It defines Interaction Design in a way that emphasizes the intellectual and cultural facets of the discipline. This edition explores how changes in the economic climate, increased connectivity, and international adoption of technology affect designing for behavior and the nature of design itself. Ultimately, the text exists to provide a definition that encompasses the intellectual facets of the field, the conceptual underpinnings of interaction design as a legitimate human-centered field, and the particular methods used by practitioners in their day-to-day experiences. This text is recommended for practicing designers: interaction designers, industrial designers, UX practitioners, graphic designers, interface designers, and managers. Provides new and fresh insights on designing for behavior in a world of increased connectivity and mobility and how design education has evolved over the decades Maintains the informal-yet-informative voice that made the first edition so popular

Thoughtful Interaction Design

Thoughtful Interaction Design
Author: Jonas Lowgren,Erik Stolterman
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 213
Release: 2007-01-26
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780262622097

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The authors of Thoughtful Interaction Design go beyond the usual technical concerns of usability and usefulness to consider interaction design from a design perspective. The shaping of digital artifacts is a design process that influences the form and functions of workplaces, schools, communication, and culture; the successful interaction designer must use both ethical and aesthetic judgment to create designs that are appropriate to a given environment. This book is not a how-to manual, but a collection of tools for thought about interaction design. Working with information technology—called by the authors "the material without qualities"—interaction designers create not a static object but a dynamic pattern of interactivity. The design vision is closely linked to context and not simply focused on the technology. The authors' action-oriented and context-dependent design theory, drawing on design theorist Donald Schön's concept of the reflective practitioner, helps designers deal with complex design challenges created by new technology and new knowledge. Their approach, based on a foundation of thoughtfulness that acknowledges the designer's responsibility not only for the functional qualities of the design product but for the ethical and aesthetic qualities as well, fills the need for a theory of interaction design that can increase and nurture design knowledge. From this perspective they address the fundamental question of what kind of knowledge an aspiring designer needs, discussing the process of design, the designer, design methods and techniques, the design product and its qualities, and conditions for interaction design.

Exposing the Magic of Design

Exposing the Magic of Design
Author: Jon Kolko
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2011-03-07
Genre: Psychology
ISBN: 9780199780952

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Design synthesis is a way of thinking about complicated, multifaceted problems of a large scale with a repeatable degree of success. Design synthesis methods can be applied in business, with the goal of producing new and compelling products and services, and they can be applied in government, with the goal of changing culture and bettering society. In both contexts, however, there is a need for speed and for aggressive action. This text is immediately relevant, and is more relevant than ever, as we acknowledge and continually reference a feeling of an impending and massive change. Simply, this text is intended to act as a practitioner's guide to exposing the magic of design.


Author: Dan Saffer
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2013-04-30
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9781449342807

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It's the little things that make the difference between a good digital product and a great one. In this insightful book, author Dan Saffer shows you how to design microinteractions: the small details that exist inside and around features. How do you turn on mute? How do you know you have a new email message? How can you change a setting? These moments can change a product from one that's tolerated into one that's treasured. Learn how to create effective and enjoyable microinteractions by using triggers, rules, loops and modes, and feedback.

Simple and Usable Web Mobile and Interaction Design

Simple and Usable Web  Mobile  and Interaction Design
Author: Giles Colborne
Publsiher: New Riders
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2010-09-16
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780321714152

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In a complex world, products that are easy to use win favor with consumers. This is the first book on the topic of simplicity aimed specifically at interaction designers. It shows how to drill down and simplify user experiences when designing digital tools and applications. It begins by explaining why simplicity is attractive, explores the laws of simplicity, and presents proven strategies for achieving simplicity. Remove, hide, organize and displace become guidelines for designers, who learn simplicity by seeing before and after examples and case studies where the results speak for themselves.

Seductive Interaction Design

Seductive Interaction Design
Author: Stephen P. Anderson
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2011-06-13
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9780132118637

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What happens when you’ve built a great website or app, but no one seems to care? How do you get people to stick around long enough to see how your service might be of value? In Seductive Interaction Design, speaker and author Stephen P. Anderson takes a fresh approach to designing sites and interactions based on the stages of seduction. This beautifully designed book examines what motivates people to act. Topics include: AESTHETICS, BEAUTY, AND BEHAVIOR: Why do striking visuals grab our attention? And how do emotions affect judgment and behavior? PLAYFUL SEDUCTION: How do you create playful engagements during the moment? Why are serendipity, arousal, rewards, and other delights critical to a good experience? THE SUBTLE ART OF SEDUCTION: How do you put people at ease through clear and suggestive language? What are some subtle ways to influence behavior and get people to move from intent to action? THE GAME OF SEDUCTION: How do you continue motivating people long after the first encounter? Are there lessons to be gained from learning theories or game design? Principles from psychology are found throughout the book, along with dozens of examples showing how these techniques have been applied with great success. In addition, each section includes interviews with influential web and interaction designers.

Designing Interactions

Designing Interactions
Author: Bill Moggridge
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 802
Release: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: UOM:39015066860464

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Accompanying DVD contains filmed interviews with many of the designer/inventors in the book.

Theories and Practice in Interaction Design

Theories and Practice in Interaction Design
Author: Sebastiano Bagnara,Gillian Crampton Smith
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2006-06-20
Genre: Computers
ISBN: 9781482269536

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Ad hoc and interdisciplinary, the field of interaction design claims no unified theory. Yet guidelines are needed. In essays by 26 major thinkers and designers, this book presents the rich mosaic of ideas which nourish the lively art of interaction design. The editors introduction is a critical survey of interaction design with a debt and contribut