Thoughts on Interaction Design

Thoughts on Interaction Design

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by Jon Kolko
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0978853806

ISBN-13: 9780978853808

Pub. Date: 03/28/2007

Publisher: Brown Bear LLC

Interaction Designers—whether practicing as Usability Engineers, Visual Interface Designers, or Information Architects—attempt to understand and shape human behavior in order to design products that are at once usable, useful, and desirable. Although the value of design is now recognized as essential to product development, the field is often

Overview

Interaction Designers—whether practicing as Usability Engineers, Visual Interface Designers, or Information Architects—attempt to understand and shape human behavior in order to design products that are at once usable, useful, and desirable. Although the value of design is now recognized as essential to product development, the field is often misunderstood by managers and other team members, who don't understand a designer's role in a team. This can cause inefficient and ineffective products.

Thoughts on Interaction Design gives individuals engaged in this profession the dialogue to justify their work to other stakeholders. It provides a framework upon which to build intellectual discourse, and it substantiates the rigorous and unique nature of interaction design work. 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.

Key Features:

  • First book to provide a solid definition and framework for the booming field of interaction design, finally giving designers the justification needed to prove their essential role on every development team
  • Provides designers with tools they need to operate effectively in the workplace without compromising their goals: making useable, useful, and desirable products
  • Outlines process, theory, practice, and challenges of interaction design-intertwined with real world stories from a variety of perspective

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780978853808
Publisher:
Brown Bear LLC
Publication date:
03/28/2007

Table of Contents

Part One: Process & Method Chapter One: Thinking about People Chapter Two: Managing Complexity Chapter Three: Persuasion and Communication

Part Two: Culture and Responsibility Chapter Four: Experience and Authenticity Chapter Five: Poetry, Spirit, and Soul Chapter Six: Judgment and Shifting Negative Behavior Chapter Seven: Wicked Problems

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