About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design (英語) ペーパーバック – 2014/9/2
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The essential interaction design guide, fully revised andupdated for the mobile age
About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, FourthEdition is the latest update to the book that shaped andevolved the landscape of interaction design. This comprehensiveguide takes the worldwide shift to smartphones and tablets intoaccount. New information includes discussions on mobile apps,touch interfaces, screen size considerations, and more. Thenew full-color interior and unique layout better illustrate moderndesign concepts.
The interaction design profession is blooming with the successof design-intensive companies, priming customers to expect "design"as a critical ingredient of marketplace success. Consumers havelittle tolerance for websites, apps, and devices that don't live upto their expectations, and the responding shift in businessphilosophy has become widespread. About Face isthe book that brought interaction design out of the research labsand into the everyday lexicon, and the updated FourthEdition continues to lead the way with ideas and methodsrelevant to today's design practitioners anddevelopers.
Updated information includes:
- Contemporary interface, interaction, and product designmethods
- Design for mobile platforms and consumer electronics
- State-of-the-art interface recommendations and up-to-dateexamples
- Updated Goal-Directed Design methodology
Designers and developers looking to remain relevant through thecurrent shift in consumer technology habits will find AboutFace to be a comprehensive, essential resource.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
ALAN COOPER is a founder of Cooper and a pioneer ofmodern computing. His groundbreaking work has influenced ageneration of programmers, business people, and users.
ROBERT REIMANN was founding president of the InteractionDesign Association (IxDA). He is Principal Interaction Designer atPatientsLikeMe, and former Director of Design R&D atCooper.
DAVID CRONIN is a Design Director at GE. He was alsoDirector of Interaction Design at Smart Design, and a formerManaging Director at Cooper.
CHRISTOPHER NOESSEL is Cooper’s first DesignFellow, and the co-author of Make It So. He teaches andspeaks about design all over the world.
This is the fourth version of a 1995 book by Alan Cooper that helped launch the interaction design discipline. Written for practitioners and cited by researchers, each edition of About Face has advanced the field. And this thoroughly updated edition will do the same.
Sure, you can read blogs on the web that have interesting tidbits to say about designing for social, the niceties of interactive data displays, or gesture design for mobile. And you can certainly buy books that offer design lessons and principles. But no other resource has tackled the subject at the methodical depth and breadth that Cooper's team of writers do here.
The material is useful for newbie designers (worth the price just for the consistent and battle-tested vocabulary). What's more, the book provides philosophies, methods, and resources that experienced design managers can use to build happy design teams that programmers and executives love to work with.
The writing is often playful, the design is elegant, and the ideas are incendiary. Enjoy!
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