Description

Thoughts on Interaction Design, Second Edition, contemplates and contributes to the theory of Interaction Design by exploring the semantic connections that live between technology and form that are brought to life when someone uses a product. These connections may be thought of as interactions that, in aggregate, make up behavior, and are beginning to hint that a field known as design is a legitimately separate area of study alongside science or art. This text defines Interaction Design in a way that emphasizes the intellectual and cultural facets of the discipline. It discusses the role of language, argument, and rhetoric in the design of products, services, and systems. This idea of language is extended to poetry, and the idea of a poetic interaction that affects not only the mind and body but also the soul is introduced. The text examines the process Interaction Designers in approaching complicated problems related to behavior and time. This process includes structuring large quantities of data, thinking about users, and attempting to support human behavior as it unfolds over time. Finally, the text prescribes a purposeful extraction of Interaction Design from the confines of business to leverage the design process for social, political, and economic problem solving.

Key Features

*Provides new and fresh insights on designing for behavior in a world of increased connectivity and mobility and how design education has evolved over the decades

*Maintains the informal-yet-informative voice that made the first edition so popular

Readership

practicing designers: interaction designers, industrial designers, UX practitioners, graphic designers, interface designers, managers

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 In Summary Glossary

Details

No. of pages:
128
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Morgan Kaufmann
Print ISBN:
9780123809308
Electronic ISBN:
9780123809315

Reviews

"This book is a thoughtful discussion of design as a socially interactive medium rather than a book that presents the reader with a prescriptive set of rules and methods to provide ‘usability and ease of use.’ Its language is often academic. But for any designer who wishes to learn more about design and its philosophical implications, this book will provide food for thought."--ACM Computing Reviews

"In writing Thoughts on Interaction Design, the author 's reflective, learned, and articulate exploration has simultaneously provided an entire profession with a rallying point, a claim to credibility, and a vision. When we look back on the formative years of Interaction Design as a distinct endeavor, this book will surely be recognized as the seminal work."—Steve Baty, Principal, Meld Studios

"Jon is an important voice in the evolution of interaction design. In Thoughts on Interaction Design, he carefully explains the essential qualities of the discipline and its potential role in world, well beyond the design of user interfaces. If you are concerned with shaping the future, solving big problems and creating things and systems that bring out the best in people, then this book will help you understand and explain how practice of interaction design can help.-- David Cronin, Managing Director, Interaction Design at Cooper, co-author of About Face 3rd Edition

"Jon Kolko moves Interaction Design to a new level of analysis with this powerful, thoughtful book. Kolko demonstrates that interaction design impacts all aspects of our lives. That the tools and methods can be used for the solution of social and political issues and not simply for the development of products. This book is essential reading for all who wish to move beyond style to deep, impactful substance."--Don Norman, Nielsen Norman group, author of Living with Complexity

"This is a necessary updating