About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design

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Wiley, 2007 - Computers - 610 pages
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This completely updated volume presents the effective and practical tools you need to design great desktop applications, Web 2.0 sites, and mobile devices. You’ll learn the principles of good product behavior and gain an understanding of Cooper’s Goal-Directed Design method, which involves everything from conducting user research to defining your product using personas and scenarios. Ultimately, you’ll acquire the knowledge to design the best possible digital products and services.

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Review: About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design

User Review  - Carl Klutzke - Goodreads

There's a lot of insight in this book. If there weren't so many other books on my reading list, I think I'd just start at the beginning and re-read it again. Read full review

Review: About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design

User Review  - Greg Wiley - Goodreads

Good reference. Tough to read all the way through. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

For over 30 years Alan Cooper has been a pioneer of the modern computing era. His groundbreaking work in software design and construction has influenced a generation of programmers and business people?and helped a generation of users. He is best known as the "Father of Visual Basic," inventor of personas, and founder of Cooper, the leading design consultancy.

As Director of Design R&D at Cooper, Robert Reimann led dozens of design projects and helped develop many of the methods described in About Face 3. Currently, he is Manager of User Experience at Bose Corporation and President of IxDA, the Interaction Design Association.

David Cronin is Director of Interaction Design at Cooper, where he's led the design of products for such diverse users as surgeons, museum visitors, online shoppers, automobile drivers, financial analysts, and the elderly.

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