25 August 2007

Book: Interaction Design – beyond human-computer interaction (2nd edition)

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Interaction Design
Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Edition
Helen Sharp, Yvonne Rogers, Jenny Preece
Paperback, 800 pages, January 2007

Abstract

The classic text, Interaction Design by Sharp, Preece and Rogers is back in a new 2nd Edition.

New to this edition:

  • Completely updated to include new chapters on Interfaces, Data Gathering and Data Analysis and Interpretation, the latest information from recent research findings and new examples;
  • A lively and highly interactive Web site that will enable students to collaborate on experiments, compete in design competitions, collaborate on designs, find resources and communicate with others;
  • A new practical and process-oriented approach showing not just what principals ought to apply, but crucially how they can be applied.

Book review
by Clifton Evans on Boxes and Arrows

“Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction is cunningly released at a time when acceptance of Interaction Design as a discipline is reaching a critical mass. The book precipitates a huge turn in the creation of interactive technologies toward the more research/creative or human-centric model, approaching the subject of this change from different angles and illuminating historical insights.

The concept that practical research leads the way to good design is a good thing, but Interaction Design misses an opportunity, in some ways, by highlighting so many decent designs from only a research or technology-driven perspective.”

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