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Thoughts on Interaction Design

by Jon Kolko
     
 

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ISBN-10: 012378624X

ISBN-13: 9780123786241

Pub. Date: 10/06/2009

Publisher: Elsevier Science

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123786241
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Section One / Understanding Interaction Design
Chapter One: Multiple Roots, and an Uncertain Future Chapter Two: Computing and Human Computer Interaction Interaction Design in an Engineering Centric World
Section Two / Connecting People, Emotions and Technology
Chapter Three: A process for Thinking about People Chapter Four: Managing Complexity Chapter Five: Shaping Aesthetics to Inform Experience Interaction Design as Business Lubricant
Section Three / The Rhetorical Nature of Interaction Design
Chapter Six: Interaction Design and Communication On the Nature of Interaction as Language
Section Four / Challenges Facing Interaction Design in Industry
Chapter Seven: The Political Dynamics of Product Development Getting Design Done In Summary

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