Designing Interactions

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MIT Press, 2007 - Computers - 766 pages
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Digital technology has changed the way we interact with everything from the games weplay to the tools we use at work. Designers of digital technology products no longer regard theirjob as designing a physical object--beautiful or utilitarian--but as designing our interactions withit. In Designing Interactions, award-winning designer Bill Moggridge introduces us to fortyinfluential designers who have shaped our interaction with technology. Moggridge, designer of thefirst laptop computer (the GRiD Compass, 1981) and a founder of the design firm IDEO, tells us thesestories from an industry insider's viewpoint, tracing the evolution of ideas from inspiration tooutcome. The innovators he interviews--including Will Wright, creator of The Sims, Larry Page andSergey Brin, the founders of Google, and Doug Engelbart, Bill Atkinson, and others involved in theinvention and development of the mouse and the desktop--have been instrumental in making adifference in the design of interactions. Their stories chart the history of entrepreneurial designdevelopment for technology.Moggridge and his interviewees discuss such questions as why a personalcomputer has a window in a desktop, what made Palm's handheld organizers so successful, what turns agame into a hobby, why Google is the search engine of choice, and why 30 million people in Japanchoose the i-mode service for their cell phones. And Moggridge tells the story of his own designprocess and explains the focus on people and prototypes that has been successful at IDEO--how theneeds and desires of people can inspire innovative designs and how prototyping methods are evolvingfor the design of digital technology.Designing Interactions is illustrated with more than 700images, with color throughout. Accompanying the book is a DVD that contains segments from all theinterviews intercut with examples of the interactions under discussion.Interviews with:Bill Atkinson• Durrell Bishop • Brendan Boyle • Dennis Boyle • Paul Bradley • DuaneBray • Sergey Brin • Stu Card • Gillian Crampton Smith • Chris Downs•Tony Dunne • John Ellenby • Doug Englebart • Jane Fulton Suri • Bill Gaver• Bing Gordon • Rob Haitani • Jeff Hawkins • Matt Hunter • HiroshiIshii • Bert Keely • David Kelley • Rikako Kojima • Brenda Laurel •David Liddle • Lavrans Lψvlie • John Maeda • Paul Mercer • Tim Mott •Joy Mountford • Takeshi Natsuno • Larry Page • Mark Podlaseck • Fiona Raby• Cordell Ratzlaff • Ben Reason • Jun Rekimoto • Steve Rogers • FranSamalionis • Larry Tesler • Bill Verplank • Terry Winograd • WillWright

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Good book but a very long read.

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This book might be colossal, but if you take the time to read it, you'll be doubly rewarded. The book is essentially a series of "case studies" on design, but what makes it truly spectacular is that ... Read full review


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Bill Moggridge, Director of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City, is a founder of IDEO, the famous innovation and design firm. He has a global reputation as an award-winning designer, having pioneered interaction design and integrated human factors disciplines into design practice.

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