The Best Interface Is No Interface: The simple path to brilliant technology

The Best Interface Is No Interface: The simple path to brilliant technology

by Golden Krishna

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780133890334
Publisher: New Riders
Publication date: 02/24/2015
Series: Voices That Matter Series
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 486,418
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

For years, designer Golden Krishna has been behind the scenes, solving technology problems for companies from startups to Fortune 50. He’s currently a Senior UX Designer at Zappos Labs, where he works in a small group dedicated to creating new, delightful experiences for Zappos. Previously, he worked at a Samsung innovation lab, designing and building the near future of consumer electronics. He began his career working at the world-renowned design consultancy Cooper in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

Why do phones ring?

WELCOME

01. Introduction - Why did you buy this book?

02. Screen-based thinking - Let’s make an app!

THE PROBLEM

03. Slap an interface on it! - Slimmer TVs! Faster computers! And an overlooked epidemic of awful.

04. UX ≠ UI - I make interfaces because that's my job, bro

05. Addiction UX - Click here to cut down your belly fat by using this one weird tip

06. Distraction - Will you marry me? Sorry, I was sending Alice a text, what'd you say?

07. Screen Insomnia - I love staring into a light bulb! Me too!

08. The Screenless Office - The best interface is no interface

PRINCIPLE 1: EMBRACE TYPICAL PROCESSES INSTEAD OF SCREENS

09. Backpocket apps - This app goes perfectly with my skinny jeans

10. Lazy rectangles - That’s a great wireframe. We nailed it. We’re going to make a billion dollars.

PRINCIPLE 2: LEVERAGE COMPUTERS INSTEAD OF SERVING THEM

11. The World's First 3D Chapter - Your password must be at least 18,770 characters and cannot repeat any of your previous 30,689 passwords

12. Machine Input - I saved your life, and I didn't even need a password

13. Analog and Digital Chores - I know, I suck at life.

PRINCIPLE 3: ADAPT TO INDIVIDUALS

14. Computing for One - You’re spécial

15. Proactive Computing - From "Hello, Robot" to "Thank you, Robot"

THE CHALLENGES

16. Change - You hate this book? Thank you.

17. Privacy - The machine will “learn” about me? No thanks.

18. Automatic - Automatic solutions are terrible. Look at Clippy!

19. Failure - What happens when it all falls apart?

20. Exceptions - Less is sometimes more

CONCLUSION

21. The Future - Wow, this is boring

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