The essential interaction design guide, fully revised andupdated for the mobile age About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, FourthEdition is the latest update to the book that shaped andevolved the landscape of interaction design. This comprehensiveguide takes the worldwide shift to smartphones and tablets intoaccount. New information includes discussions on mobile apps,touch interfaces, screen size considerations, and more. Thenew full-color interior and unique layout better illustrate moderndesign concepts. The interaction design profession is blooming with the successof design-intensive companies, priming customers to expect "design"as a critical ingredient of marketplace success. Consumers havelittle tolerance for websites, apps, and devices that don't live upto their expectations, and the responding shift in businessphilosophy has become widespread. About Face isthe book that brought interaction design out of the research labsand into the everyday lexicon, and the updated FourthEdition continues to lead the way with ideas and methodsrelevant to today's design practitioners anddevelopers. Updated information includes: Contemporary interface, interaction, and product designmethods Design for mobile platforms and consumer electronics State-of-the-art interface recommendations and up-to-dateexamples Updated Goal-Directed Design methodology Designers and developers looking to remain relevant through thecurrent shift in consumer technology habits will find AboutFace to be a comprehensive, essential resource.
"The following description is for the second edition of About Face. The 3rd Edtion, About Face 3 (ISBN 0470084111), is now available." First published seven years ago-just before the World Wide Web exploded into dominance in the software world-About Face rapidly became a bestseller. While the ideas and principles in the original book remain as relevant as ever, the examples in About Face 2.0 are updated to reflect the evolution of the Web. Interaction Design professionals are constantly seeking to ensure that software and software-enabled products are developed with the end-user's goals in mind, that is, to make them more powerful and enjoyable for people who use them. About Face 2.0 ensures that these objectives are met with the utmost ease and efficiency. Alan Cooper (Palo Alto, CA) has spent a decade making high-tech products easier to use and less expensive to build-a practice known as "Interaction Design." Cooper is now the leader in this growing field. Mr. Cooper is also the author of two bestselling books that are widely considered indispensable texts. About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design, intro-duced the first comprehensive set of practical design principles. The Inmates Are Running the Asylum explains how talented people and companies continually create aggravating high-tech products that fail to meet customer expectations. Robert Reimann has spent the past 15 years pushing the boundaries of digital products as a designer, writer, lecturer, and consultant. He has led dozens of interaction design projects in domains including e-commerce, portals, desktop productivity, authoring environments, medical and scientific instrumentation, wireless, and handheld devices for startups and Fortune 500 clients alike. Joining Cooper in 1996, Reimann led the development and refinement of many goal-directed design methods described in About Face 2.0. He has lectured on these methods at major universities and to international industry audiences. He is a member of the advisory board of the UC Berkeley Institute of Design.
Market_Desc: · Programmers· Software Engineers· Product Planners· Development Managers· IT Professionals· Product Marketers· Usability Professionals· Design practitioners· HCI, Engineering, and Design Students Special Features: · Previous editions of About Face have sold more than 65,000 copies and are widely considered indispensable texts for software programmers, product designers and interaction professionals· About Face 3.0 includes new content relevant to the popularization of new Web technologies such as AJAX and mobile platforms such as the iPod· Covers the general shift in emphasis from Windows desktop software to other platforms and domains including appliances, and consumer electronics· Includes updated graphics, icons, layout, and cover to speak compellingly to a more design-literate audience· Supported through the Authors large network including heavily travel websites, training seminars, conferences, and newsletters About The Book: The new edition includes new content relevant to the popularization of new Web technologies and mobile platforms. The book has updated examples to reflect current state-of-the-art interfaces and additional case studies where appropriate. The text also has updated graphics, icons, layout, and cover to speak compellingly to a more design-literate audience.
Fun and Software offers the untold story of fun as constitutive of the culture and aesthetics of computing. Fun in computing is a mode of thinking, making and experiencing. It invokes and convolutes the question of rationalism and logical reason, addresses the sensibilities and experience of computation and attests to its creative drives. By exploring topics as diverse as the pleasure and pain of the programmer, geek wit, affects of play and coding as a bodily pursuit of the unique in recursive structures, Fun and Software helps construct a different point of entry to the understanding of software as culture. Fun is a form of production that touches on the foundations of formal logic and precise notation as well as rhetoric, exhibiting connections between computing and paradox, politics and aesthetics. From the formation of the discipline of programming as an outgrowth of pure mathematics to its manifestation in contemporary and contradictory forms such as gaming, data analysis and art, fun is a powerful force that continues to shape our life with software as it becomes the key mechanism of contemporary society. Including chapters from leading scholars, programmers and artists, Fun and Software makes a major contribution to the field of software studies and opens the topic of software to some of the most pressing concerns in contemporary theory.
A new edition of the #1 text in the human computer Interaction field! Hugely popular with students and professionals alike, the Fifth Edition of Interaction Design is an ideal resource for learning the interdisciplinary skills needed for interaction design, human-computer interaction, information design, web design, and ubiquitous computing. New to the fifth edition: a chapter on data at scale, which covers developments in the emerging fields of 'human data interaction' and data analytics. The chapter demonstrates the many ways organizations manipulate, analyze, and act upon the masses of data being collected with regards to human digital and physical behaviors, the environment, and society at large. Revised and updated throughout, this edition offers a cross-disciplinary, practical, and process-oriented, state-of-the-art introduction to the field, showing not just what principles ought to apply to interaction design, but crucially how they can be applied. Explains how to use design and evaluation techniques for developing successful interactive technologies Demonstrates, through many examples, the cognitive, social and affective issues that underpin the design of these technologies Provides thought-provoking design dilemmas and interviews with expert designers and researchers Uses a strong pedagogical format to foster understanding and enjoyment An accompanying website contains extensive additional teaching and learning material including slides for each chapter, comments on chapter activities, and a number of in-depth case studies written by researchers and designers.
The Smashing Book 2 shares valuable practical insight into design, usability and coding. It provides professional advice for designing mobile applications and building successful e commerce websites, and it explains common coding mistakes and how to avoid them. You will explore the principles of professional design thinking and graphic design and learn how to apply psychology and game theory to create engaging user experiences. TABLE OF CONTENTS - The Principles of Good Graphic Design - Visible vs. Invisible Design - Designing Mobile User Experiences - Sketching, Wireframing and Prototyping - Red Flags (Warning Signs) in Web Development - The Future of Web Typography - Applying Game Design Principles to User Experience Design - When They Click: Psychology of Web Design and User Behavior - Design Patterns in ECommerce Websites (Study) - How to Make a Book (Like This One) This Book was written by Matt Ward, Alexander Charchar, Francisco Inchauste, Mike Rundle, Janko Jovanovic, Christian Heilmann, Vivien Anayian, Christoph Kolb, Susan Weinschenk, Steven Bradley, The Smashing Editorial Team.