Building products and services that people interact with is the big challenge of the 21st century. Dan Saffer has done an amazing job synthesizing the chaos into. Designing for Interaction, Second Edition: Creating Innovative Applications and Devices. Dan Saffer. New Riders. Eighth Street. Berkeley, CA Designing for Interaction is an AIGA Design Press book, published under Peachpit’s New Dan Saffer has worked for the last decade in the digital medium as a.

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In hindsight, I held expectations about the content that were not warranted. This book reads like a broad introductory chapter to dor design. Designing Great Products with Agile Teams. Write a customer review. Otherwise, though, the stuff he wrote on his own is a pretty good primer of interaction and user experience design.

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The title should be at least 4 characters long. Jul 25, Craig Birchler rated it really liked it Shelves: A Guide to Designing Viral Loops: We don’t recognize your username or password. But if you’ve ever marveled at the joy of using an iPhone, shared your photos on Flickr, used an ATM machine, recorded a television show on TiVo, or ordered a movie off Netflix, you’ve encountered good interaction design: Instructors, sign in here to see net price.

While other books on this subject are either aimed at more seasoned practitioners or else are too focused on a particular medium like software, this guide will take a more holistic approach to the discipline, looking at interaction design for the Web, software, and devices.

September 25, Sold by: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. However, interactiion recent studies have shown that if the information bits are somehow related to each other, the human mind has a much greater capacity for r Dan Saffer’s book is full of design laws and rules of thumb, including the disproven “magic number seven” rule for number of items on a given page that users should be allowed to choose from.


Or, get it for Kobo Super Points! Nov 29, Shane C rated it it was amazing. I found his insights on process and project manager especially interesting. I removed my previous dewigning.

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I was impressed by the organization and conceptual clarity of this book. Interaction design is the new field that defines how our interactive products behave.

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Preview — Designing for Interaction by Dan Saffer. Besides that, it’s a short introduction to the subject and it can be useful to understand some basic topics. Library Spaces for 21st-Century Learners.

One person found this helpful. New Riders- Computers – pages. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Sep 25, Rick rated it liked it Recommends it for: Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. Sep 02, Gregory rated it liked it Shelves: No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Alternatively, if you’re working with with a new team of non-designers, this book would act as a great 1-night read to bring them up to speed.

Unfortunately, Saffer caves to the temptation of ending the book with his version of cheesy futuristic predictions. For a book about smart applications and interaction to not be able to cover the pre-eminent interaction device of hundreds of millions of people is a huge weakness and especially jarring when he pins his prognostication on never-made-it terms like spimes and ubicomp and gone-nowhere-so-far technology like wearable computers and household robots but completely missed mobile smartphones.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. Solid introduction to interaction design, written with care, wisdom and rigour. Explore the new design discipline that is behind such products as the iPod and innovative Web sites like Flickr.

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ALL of these “approaches to design” are present ijteraction EVERY project whether a designer chooses to ignore them or not, and dividing them out into distinct approaches caught me very off guard, and seemed out of step with the rest of Dan Saffer’s otherwise excellent book. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.

I would recommend this book if you are new in design, and don’t know where to start. Editorial Reviews From the Back Cover Building products and services that people interact with is the big challenge of the 21st century.

With that said, I have two criticisms of this book: A gentle introduction to what the heck Interaction Designers generally do. How to write a great review Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Use rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot.