About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 12, 2012 - Computers - 648 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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User Review  - Pivo1 - LibraryThing

This book offers a very deep look at the various aspects of interaction design, including user research, persona and scenario development, and a painstakingly detailed review of interface mechanisms ... Read full review

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Great book- underlining the basic principles to be taken care of while designing a digital product. This book isn't a 'how to design digital artifacts' but instead it elaborately explains what steps ... Read full review

Contents

Understanding GoalDirected Design
1
Implementation Models and Mental Models
27
Beginners Experts and Intermediates
41
Qualitative Research
49
Personas and Goals
75
Scenarios and Requirements
109
The Framework
125
Designing Behavior and Form
147
Rethinking Files and Save
349
Improving Data Entry
367
Pointing Selecting and Direct Manipulation
375
Window Behaviors
423
Controls
439
Menus
473
Toolbars
493
Dialogs
505

Platform and Posture
161
Orchestration and Flow
201
Eliminating Excise
223
Designing Good Behavior
249
Metaphors Idioms and Affordances
269
Visual Interface Design
287
Designing Interaction Details
321
Understanding Undo
335
Four Different Purposes for Dialogs
516
Errors Alerts and Confirmation
529
Designing for Different Needs
551
On Collaboration
565
Appendix B Bibliography
575
Index
581
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About the author (2012)

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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