11 September 2006

Book review: Designing for Interaction

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Designing for Interaction
Bob Jacobson, the “conceptual thinker” behind the Total Experience blog and frequently quoted on Putting People First, just published a highly positive review of Dan Saffer‘s new book Designing for Interaction (see also here).

Calling the book “one of the best books yet about contemporary design”, he starts off his review as follows:

“Dan Saffer has crafted the most accessible and instructive book I’ve read about interaction design – and more. Dan deals handily with interaction design, which he characterizes in a Venn diagram as a subset of experience design. There are issues regarding experience design that discussions of interaction design inherently can’t reach, as I’ll discuss later; but having set out primarily to explain interaction design, Dan’s done a superb job. Indicatively, the book is co-published by the AIGA in recognition of the “revolutionary transformation” for “ordinary people to influence and design their own experiences.” Dan’s exposition of design thinking is as important as is his fine job of explaining the how-tos of interaction design.”

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See also this review by Leo Frishberg on UX matters

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