About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design

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Wiley, 2007 - Computers - 610 pages
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The return of the authoritative bestseller includes all new content relevant to the popularization of how About Face maintains its relevance to new Web technologies such as AJAX and mobile platforms such as the iPod Addresses the continuation of a general shift in emphasis from Windows desktop software to other platforms and domains including appliances, Web applications, consumer electronics, and mobile devices Features updated examples to reflect current state-of-the-art interfaces and additional case studies where appropriate Contains updated graphics, icons, and layouts; a new approach to Cooper’s immensely popular Goal-Directed Design methodology; and coverage of the new thinking in interface, interaction, and product design methods

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User Review  - Chris Lovin - Goodreads

The first half was really interesting and relevant, the last half lost me as a mobile designer. I think it's nearly impossible to keep a book current when it comes to the actual implementation of design. Read full review

Review: About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design

User Review  - Goodreads

The first half was really interesting and relevant, the last half lost me as a mobile designer. I think it's nearly impossible to keep a book current when it comes to the actual implementation of design. 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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