Building products and services that people interact with is the big challenge of the 21st century. Dan Saffer has done an amazing job synthesizing the chaos into. Designing for Interaction, Second Edition: Creating Innovative Applications and Devices. Dan Saffer. New Riders. Eighth Street. Berkeley, CA Designing for Interaction is an AIGA Design Press book, published under Peachpit’s New Dan Saffer has worked for the last decade in the digital medium as a.

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Mar 24, Nathan Bussiere rated it liked it Shelves: Read more Read less. Covers a lot of essential interaction design works, computer and other real world designs. Designing for the Social Web.

While other books on this subject are either aimed at more seasoned practitioners or else are too focused on a particular medium like software, this guide will take a more holistic approach For a basic overview of Interaction Design, I liked how this book was presented.

This book brings up a lot of great topics. Filled with tips, real-world projects, and interviews, you ll get a solid grounding in everything you need to successfully tackle interaction design.

Compared to some of the other books chosen for my course this one was usually a preferred resource for me. Not opening completely new fields of research, but presenting the problems and some approaches to succeed in entering the area. Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: This Is Service Design Doing. Fall text book. Oct 07, Marcia Johnston rated it it was ok Shelves: The title should be at least 4 characters long. First half was really pretty good.

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I’ve never seen a design book that deals with the ethical responsibility of designers before. To ask other readers questions about Designing for Interactionplease sign up. Dan Cesigning book is a thorough yet high-level look at the emerging and evolving practice of Interaction Design. Quotes from Designing for Int Found this while unpacking at my new place and gave it a reread. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If the rest of the book is anything like this chapter, I recommend it to any design students interested in experience, interaction or HCI.


Sometimes gets a bit too simple. Showing of 8 reviews. Besides that, it’s a short introduction to the subject and it can be useful to understand some basic topics.

Designing for Interaction: Creating Innovative Applications and Devices, 2nd Edition

This thought-provoking new edition of Designing interactuon Interaction offers the perspective of one of the most respected experts in the field, Dan Saffer. This book reads like a broad introductory chapter to interaction design.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. It is the only interaction design book that is coming from a designers point of view rather than that of an engineer. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Nevertheless, it is an excellent guide to what can otherwise be an overwhelming topic. Specifically, I read the chapter on service design, which incorporates scholarship from experience design. I found this to be a very top-level overview.

This book is perhaps useful if you have no sense of design whatsoever, but otherwise it is overly simplistic and inflexible. I was impressed by the organization and conceptual clarity of this book. He speculates such things as robotic kitchen cleaners and features novel inventions such as “The Hug Shirt”, which electronically simulates hugs for the wearer. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. By necessity this can result in some vague sections and rules of thumb which are not always as set in stone as is presented and there are a few areas such as the future forecasting and overall rather rigid view of the design process where the book falls short.


It is a survey of rudimentary design concepts, process and history, but lacks any focus or depth.

September 25, Sold by: This much-needed guide is more than just a how-to manual. This much-needed guide is more than just a how-to manual. This book will help you learn to create a design strategy that differentiates your product from the competition use design research to uncover people’s behaviors, motivations, and goals in order to design for thememploy brainstorming best practices to create innovativenew products and solutionsunderstand the process and methods used to define product behavior It also offers interviews and case studies from industry leaders on prototyping, designing in an Agile environment, service design, ubicomp, robots, and more.

Sure there’s some talk about widgets and typical screen layouts, and how to create task flows, but very little about what makes good interactions – so to use an analogy, it sets you loose with a box of tools and then says “build something great”. Rocket Surgery Made Easy: Preview — Designing for Interaction by Dan Saffer.

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