Books (was Content strategy - Written aspects of interaction design)

28 Apr 2004 - 9:21am
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Dan Saffer
2003

On Apr 28, 2004, at 9:33 AM, Carrie Ritch wrote:
>
> Good writing skills are also needed for writing requirements, specs,
> annotating wireframes and anything else used to communicate a solution.
>

Not to mention books! Where are the interaction design books? Part of
getting our discipline out there is educating new practitioners and
non-designers about what we do and how to do it. I count a handful of
books in specifically our discipline:

- About Face
- Inmates
- Designing from Both Sides of the Screen
- The Art of Interaction Design
- Interaction Design
- Design for New Media: Interaction Design for Multimedia and the Web
- Interaction Design for Complex Problem Solving

To my knowledge, only About Face and Inmates have any mind share and
are widely read. Any I'm missing?

Dan

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28 Apr 2004 - 9:34am
Narey, Kevin
2004

Dan,
Just a couple....

Designing Visual Interfaces (Mullet/Sano)
The elements of User Experience (Garrett)

I believe these are helpful and insightful to 'our discipline'.

There are plenty of books with the word 'usability' in the title, but I
guess that would be politically incorrect :)

KN

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Subject: [ID Discuss] Books (was Content strategy - Written aspects of
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On Apr 28, 2004, at 9:33 AM, Carrie Ritch wrote:
>
> Good writing skills are also needed for writing requirements, specs,
> annotating wireframes and anything else used to communicate a solution.
>

Not to mention books! Where are the interaction design books? Part of
getting our discipline out there is educating new practitioners and
non-designers about what we do and how to do it. I count a handful of
books in specifically our discipline:

- About Face
- Inmates
- Designing from Both Sides of the Screen
- The Art of Interaction Design
- Interaction Design
- Design for New Media: Interaction Design for Multimedia and the Web
- Interaction Design for Complex Problem Solving

To my knowledge, only About Face and Inmates have any mind share and
are widely read. Any I'm missing?

Dan

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28 Apr 2004 - 9:44am
Olly Wright
2007

I'll recommend Mike Kuniavsky's book, Observing the User Experience.
(Same caveats apply: he is my boyfriend, but I've found the book
invaluable for teaching, and would have bought it even if I didn't know
Mike.)

On Apr 28, 2004, at 4:34 PM, Narey, Kevin wrote:

> Dan,
> Just a couple....
>
> Designing Visual Interfaces (Mullet/Sano)
> The elements of User Experience (Garrett)
>
> I believe these are helpful and insightful to 'our discipline'.
>
> There are plenty of books with the word 'usability' in the title, but I
> guess that would be politically incorrect :)
>
> KN
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Saffer [mailto:dan at odannyboy.com]
> Sent: 28 April 2004 15:21
> To: id-discuss Designers'
> Subject: [ID Discuss] Books (was Content strategy - Written aspects of
> interaction design)
>
>
>
> On Apr 28, 2004, at 9:33 AM, Carrie Ritch wrote:
>>
>> Good writing skills are also needed for writing requirements, specs,
>> annotating wireframes and anything else used to communicate a
>> solution.
>>
>
> Not to mention books! Where are the interaction design books? Part of
> getting our discipline out there is educating new practitioners and
> non-designers about what we do and how to do it. I count a handful of
> books in specifically our discipline:
>
> - About Face
> - Inmates
> - Designing from Both Sides of the Screen
> - The Art of Interaction Design
> - Interaction Design
> - Design for New Media: Interaction Design for Multimedia and the Web
> - Interaction Design for Complex Problem Solving
>
>
> To my knowledge, only About Face and Inmates have any mind share and
> are widely read. Any I'm missing?
>
>
> Dan
>
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28 Apr 2004 - 11:17am
Robert Reimann
2003

_Designing Visual Interfaces_ is perhaps my favorite
book on UI design. Even though the focus is visual,
there's plenty of interaction goodness there as well.
It's a must read, IMHO, for anybody designing interactions
that include a visual component.

Larry Constantine's _Design for Use_ is also an interesting
read, especially if you are into UML and use cases.

Robert.

-----Original Message-----
From: Narey, Kevin [mailto:Kevin.Narey at Gedas.co.uk]
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:34 AM
To: 'Dan Saffer'; id-discuss Designers'
Subject: RE: [ID Discuss] Books (was Content strategy - Written aspects of
interaction design)

Dan,
Just a couple....

Designing Visual Interfaces (Mullet/Sano)
The elements of User Experience (Garrett)

I believe these are helpful and insightful to 'our discipline'.

There are plenty of books with the word 'usability' in the title, but I
guess that would be politically incorrect :)

KN

-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Saffer [mailto:dan at odannyboy.com]
Sent: 28 April 2004 15:21
To: id-discuss Designers'
Subject: [ID Discuss] Books (was Content strategy - Written aspects of
interaction design)

On Apr 28, 2004, at 9:33 AM, Carrie Ritch wrote:
>
> Good writing skills are also needed for writing requirements, specs,
> annotating wireframes and anything else used to communicate a
> solution.
>

Not to mention books! Where are the interaction design books? Part of
getting our discipline out there is educating new practitioners and
non-designers about what we do and how to do it. I count a handful of
books in specifically our discipline:

- About Face
- Inmates
- Designing from Both Sides of the Screen
- The Art of Interaction Design
- Interaction Design
- Design for New Media: Interaction Design for Multimedia and the Web
- Interaction Design for Complex Problem Solving

To my knowledge, only About Face and Inmates have any mind share and
are widely read. Any I'm missing?

Dan

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