About face: The Essentials of Interaction Design (4th edition)

Cooper, alan

About face: The Essentials of Interaction Design (4th edition) - New York John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte. Ltd. 2014 - xxvii, 690 pages ; 24 cm

A design process for digital products
Understanding the problem : design research
Modeling users : personas and goals
Setting the vision : scenarios and design requirements
Designing the product : framework and refinement
Creative teamwork
A basis for good product behavior
Digital etiquette
Platform and posture
Optimizing for intermediates
Orchestration and flow
Reducing work and eliminating excise
Metaphors, idioms, and affordances
Rethinking data entry, storage, and retrieval
Preventing errors and informing decisions
Designing for different needs
Integrating visual design
Designing for the desktop
Designing for mobile and other devices
Designing for the Web
Design details : controls and dialogs

The Essentials of Interaction Design, Fourth Edition is the latest update to the book that shaped and evolved the landscape of interaction design. This comprehensive guide takes the worldwide shift to smartphones and tablets into account. New information includes discussions on mobile apps, touch interfaces, screen size considerations, and more. The new full-color interior and unique layout better illustrate modern design concepts. The interaction design profession is blooming with the success of design-intensive companies, priming customers to expect "design" as a critical ingredient of marketplace success. Consumers have little tolerance for websites, apps, and devices that don't live up to their expectations, and the responding shift in business philosophy has become widespread. About Face is the book that brought interaction design out of the research labs and into the everyday lexicon, and the updated Fourth Edition continues to lead the way with ideas and methods relevant to today's design practitioners and developers.Updated information includes:Contemporary interface, interaction, and product design methodsDesign for mobile platforms and consumer electronicsState-of-the-art interface recommendations and up-to-date examplesUpdated Goal-Directed Design methodologyDesigners and developers looking to remain relevant through the current shift in consumer technology habits will find About Face to be a comprehensive, essential resource.

9781118766576 2952.05

Human-computer interaction
Software architecture
User interfaces (Computer systems) - Design

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