Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Book Review: Designing for Interaction

A good book review - Designing for Interaction ...

"Dan Saffer’s Designing for Interaction: Creating Smart Applications and Clever Devices was an ambitious undertaking. In fewer than 300 pages, he has attempted to cover the history, current practice, and notions about the future of the rapidly evolving discipline of interaction design (IxD). Whether you are simply curious about interaction design, are entering the profession yourself, or are collaborating with an interaction designer, Designing for Interaction is a good place to start your journey down the road of interaction design.

Saffer is well qualified to author this book. His academic and professional backgrounds have given him a solid foundation in the art and practice of interaction design. Saffer’s participation on the Board of Directors of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), an emerging professional organization promoting IxD, places him at the center of the IxD community.

Although Saffer’s book is not without flaws—such as its lack of both formal citations for many references and relevant examples for his primary definition of interaction design—I can recommend it to a broad spectrum of prospective readers. If you have either a direct professional interest in the nuts and bolts of interaction design or a casual desire to better understand what the interaction designer in the next cubicle actually does for a living, you should find this book of interest."    (Continued via UXmatters)    [Usability Resources]

Designing for Interaction

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