Interaction Design Books

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  1. User Experience Design - A Practical Introduction

    User Experience Design: A Practical Introduction

    Applicable to a wide spectrum of design activity, this book offers an ideal first step, clearly explaining fundamental concepts and methods to apply when designing for the user experience. Covering essential topics from user research and experience design to aesthetics, standards and prototyping, User Experience Design explains why user-centered methods are now essential to ensuring the success of a wide range of design projects.

  2. Interaction for Designers - How To Make Things People Love

    Interaction for Designers: How To Make Things People Love

    Interaction for Designers shows you how to connect a product with its users, whether it's a simple toaster, a complex ecosystem of intelligent devices, or a single app on your smartphone. This book covers the entire design process so you can start with an idea and carry it through to an engaging final design.

  3. Interaction Design - Beyond Human-Computer Interaction

    Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction

    Interaction Design is an ideal resource for learning the interdisciplinary skills needed for interaction design, human-computer interaction, information design, web design, and ubiquitous computing. This edition offers a cross-disciplinary, practical, and process-oriented, state-of-the-art introduction to the field, showing not just what principles ought to apply to interaction design, but crucially how they can be applied.

  4. Think Like a UX Researcher

    Think Like a UX Researcher

    Think Like a UX Researcher will challenge your preconceptions about user experience (UX) research and encourage you to think beyond the obvious. You'll discover how to plan and conduct UX research, analyze data, persuade teams to take action on the results and build a career in UX. The book will help you take a more strategic view of product design so you can focus on optimizing the user's experience.

  5. Designing Interfaces - Patterns for Effective Interaction Design

    Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design

    By capturing UI best practices and reusable ideas as design patterns, Designing Interfaces provides solutions to common design problems that you can tailor to the situation at hand. This updated edition includes patterns for mobile apps and social media, as well as web applications and desktop software. Each pattern contains full-color examples and practical design advice that you can use immediately.

  6. Mindful Design

    Mindful Design

    Mindful Design introduces the areas of brain science that matter to designers, and passionately explains how those areas affect each human's day-to-day experiences with products and interfaces. You will learn about the neurological aspects and limitations of human vision and perception; about our attachment to harmony and dissonance, such as visual harmony, musical harmony; and about our brain's propensity towards pattern recognition and how we perceive the world cognitively.

  7. Solving Product Design Exercises - Questions and Answers

    Solving Product Design Exercises: Questions & Answers

    Today top companies are looking for business-minded designers who are not just focused on visuals. With this book you can practice this kind of mindset, prepare for job interview, learn how to interview other designers and find concepts for projects for your portfolio.

  8. The Materiality of Interaction - Notes on the Materials of Interaction Design

    The Materiality of Interaction: Notes on the Materials of Interaction Design

    Smart watches, smart cars, the Internet of things, 3D printing: all signal a trend toward combining digital and analog materials in design. Interaction with these new hybrid forms is increasingly mediated through physical materials, and therefore interaction design is increasingly a material concern. In this book, Mikael Wiberg describes the shift in interaction design toward material interactions. He argues that the 'material turn' in human-computer interaction has moved beyond a representation-driven paradigm, and he proposes 'material-centered interaction design' as a new approach to interaction design and its materials. He calls for interaction design to abandon its narrow focus on what the computer can do and embrace a broader view of interaction design as a practice of imagining and designing interaction through material manifestations.

  9. Computational Interaction

    Computational Interaction

    This book presents computational interaction as an approach to explaining and enhancing the interaction between humans and information technology. Computational interaction applies abstraction, automation, and analysis to inform our understanding of the structure of interaction and also to inform the design of the software that drives new and exciting human-computer interfaces. The methods of computational interaction allow, for example, designers to identify user interfaces that are optimal against some objective criteria. This book introduces computational interaction design to the reader by exploring a wide range of computational interaction techniques, strategies and methods. It explains how techniques such as optimization, economic modeling, machine learning, control theory, formal methods, cognitive models and statistical language processing can be used to model interaction and design more expressive, efficient and versatile interaction.

  10. Interaction Design - From Concept to Completion

    Interaction Design: From Concept to Completion

    Interaction Design explores common pitfalls, effective workflows and innovative development techniques in contemporary interaction design by tracking projects from initial idea to the critical and commercial reception of the finished project.

  11. Interdisciplinary Interaction Design

    Interdisciplinary Interaction Design

    Interaction design has many dimensions; for example, this book addresses how people deal with words, read images, explore physical space, and think about time and motion, and how actions and responses affect human behavior.

  12. UX Methods - A Quick Guide to User Experience Research Methods

    UX Methods: A Quick Guide to User Experience Research Methods

    UX Methods features 50 different research methods. Each method has concise instructions aimed at getting you in the field gathering insights as quickly as possible. A visual example in storyboard form is included with each method. Readers will quickly find a wide range of methods they can apply in numerous situations. Methods cover situations like user testing, discovering user preferences and behaviors, narrowing project focus with stakeholders and much more.

  13. Bottlenecks - Aligning UX Design with User Psychology

    Bottlenecks: Aligning UX Design with User Psychology

    Bottlenecks: Aligning UX Design with User Psychology fills a need for entrepreneurs, designers, and marketing professionals in the application of foundational psychology to user-experience design. The first generation of books on the topic focused on web pages and cognitive psychology. This book covers apps, social media, in-car infotainment, and multiplayer video games, and it explores the crucial roles played by behaviorism, development, personality, and social psychology. Author David Evans is an experimental psychology Ph.D. and senior manager of consumer research at Microsoft who recounts high-stakes case studies in which behavioral theory aligned digital designs with the bottlenecks in human nature to the benefit of users and businesses alike.

  14. Universal UX Design - Building Multicultural User Experience

    Universal UX Design: Building Multicultural User Experience

    Universal UX Design: Building Multicultural User Experience provides an ideal guide as multicultural UX continues to emerge as a transdisciplinary field that, in addition to the traditional UI and corporate strategy concerns, includes socio/cultural and neurocognitive concerns that constitute one of the first steps in a truly global product strategy.

  15. UX Research - Practical Techniques for Designing Better Products

    UX Research: Practical Techniques for Designing Better Products

    One key responsibility of a product designer is to conduct formal and informal research to inform business needs and design decisions. UX Research: Practical Techniques for Designing Better Products aims to teach how to perform both quantitative and qualitative UX research in a practical manner without having to become a full-fledged researcher. It's ideal for product designers both in agency and in-house environments.

  16. Designing for Wearables - Effective UX for Current and Future Devices

    Designing for Wearables: Effective UX for Current and Future Devices

    As a huge piece of both the emerging and consumer technology landscape, wearable devices are coming. Designing for Wearables serves as a starting point to help you categorize and understand the overall landscape, but also establish some language around how the products are designed and understood.

  17. Emotional UX

    Emotional UX

    Over the past decade, usability has become mainstream. We are finally at a point with technology where most products meet a minimum level of usability, and we have reached a new transition point. Usability alone isn't enough: our products need to engage customers on a truly emotional level. In this book, Goto shares contextual research methods for discovering unmet needs, drawn from the rich traditions of ethnography, user experience, and sensory engineering. This methodology fuses practical and emotional design to create compelling products in an accessible, feasible manner.

  18. The Joy of UX - User Experience and Interactive Design for Developers

    The Joy of UX: User Experience and Interactive Design for Developers

    Quality user experience isn't hard, but it does require developers to think in new ways. The Joy of UX shows you how, with plenty of concrete examples. Firmly grounded in reality, this guide will help you optimize usability and engagement while also coping with difficult technical, schedule, and budget constraints.

  19. The UX Careers Handbook

    The UX Careers Handbook

    The UX Careers Handbook offers an insider's look at how to be a successful User Experience (UX) professional from comprehensive career pathways to learning, personal branding, networking skills, building of resumes and portfolios, and actually landing a UX job.

  20. Interaction Design for 3D User Interfaces

    Interaction Design for 3D User Interfaces

    In this new era of computing, where the iPhone, iPad, Xbox Kinect, and similar devices have changed the way to interact with computers, many questions arised of how modern input devices can be used for a more intuitive user interaction. Interaction Design for 3D User Interfaces addressed this paradigm shift. The book looks at user interfaces with an input perspective.

  21. Designing for Emerging Technologies - UX for Genomics, Robotics, and the Internet of Things

    Designing for Emerging Technologies: UX for Genomics, Robotics, and the Internet of Things

    The recent digital and mobile revolutions are a minor blip compared to the next wave of technological change, as everything from robot swarms to skin-top embeddable computers and bio printable organs start appearing in coming years. In this collection of inspiring essays, designers, engineers, and researchers discuss their approaches to experience design for groundbreaking technologies.

  22. There's Not an App for That - Mobile User Experience Design for Life

    There's Not an App for That: Mobile User Experience Design for Life

    There's Not an App for That teaches you to evaluate current UX approaches, enabling you to think outside of the screen and beyond the conventional. You'll review diverse aspects of mobile UX: the screens, the experience, how apps are used, and why they're used.

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    Evil by Design

    Approaching persuasive design from the dark side, this book melds psychology, marketing, and design concepts to show why we're susceptible to certain persuasive techniques. Packed with examples from every nook and cranny of the web, it provides easily digestible and applicable patterns for putting these design techniques to work.

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    Building Touch Interfaces with HTML5

    Building Touch Interfaces with HTML5: Develop and Design will show you how to create interfaces users love, whether you've never created anything for the mobile web or have been unsatisfied with your results.

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    Microinteractions: Designing with Details makes the case that focusing on small moments leads to better products.

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    Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience

    Lean UX is the evolution of product design; refined through the real-world experiences of companies large and small, these practices and principles help you maintain daily, continuous engagement with your teammates, rather than work in isolation. This book shows you how to use Lean UX on your own projects.

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    The Handbook of Human-Machine Interaction

    The Handbook of Human-Machine Interaction features 20 original chapters and a conclusion focusing on human-machine interaction (HMI) from analysis, design and evaluation perspectives. It offers a comprehensive range of principles, methods, techniques and tools to provide the reader with a clear knowledge of the current academic and industry practice and debate that define the field.

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    Interactive Visualization

    Interactive visualization is emerging as a vibrant new form of communication, providing compelling presentations that allow viewers to interact directly with information in order to construct their own understandings of it. Interactive Visualization: Insight through Inquiry offers an introduction to the field, presenting a framework for exploring historical, theoretical, and practical issues.

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    Get Agile!

    Get Agile! is a manual particularly aimed at everyone who works on interactive products in a design & development environment. The book contains all of the basic information required for getting started with Scrum, a project management method that dissolves boundaries and distributes responsibilities which in other methods have been protected for years.