About Face 3: The Essentials of Interaction Design

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 18, 2007 - 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


The Essentials of Interaction Design Part I Understanding GoalDirected Design
The Essentials of Interaction Design Part II Designing Behavior and Form
The Essentials of Interaction Design Part III Designing Interaction Details
The Essentials of Interaction Design Afterword On Collaboration
The Essentials of Interaction Design Appendix A Design Principles
The Essentials of Interaction Design Appendix B Bibliography
The Essentials of Interaction Design Index

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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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