reading recommendations please

19 Oct 2010 - 4:23pm
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kbackstrand
2010

Hi all:  I'm transitioning to Interaction Design.  I'm currently pursuing a Masters in Library and Information Science. 

I think I need to do some self-study to suppliment what I'm learning in my program.  So I am soliciting suggestions for books to read; topics might include:

 

Interaction Design -- and I'm interested in materials that touch on ID beyond the computer.

Cognitive Psychology

Color Theory

General design books that might be helpful

Human-Computer Interaction

Anything else you suggest (either titiles or topics)

 

Books I have already: 

Don Norman's Design of Everyday Things

Information ARchitecture (aka the Polar Bear book)

Interaction Design: Beyond Human Computer INteraction (Sharpe, Rogers, Preece)

A Project Guide to UX Design (Unger and Chandler)

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20 Oct 2010 - 2:05am
Marcus Blankenship
2010

Some of my favs:

  1. Don't make me think - Steve Krug
  2. Emotional Design - Donald Norman
  3. Designing the Obvious and Designing the Moment

Where are you pursuing your degree?

Best, Marcus

-----Original Message----- From: ixdaor@host.ixda.org [mailto:ixdaor@host.ixda.org] On Behalf Of kbackstrand Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 2:40 PM To: marcus@creoagency.com Subject: [IxDA] reading recommendations please

Hi all: I'm transitioning to Interaction Design. I'm currently pursuing a
Masters in Library and Information Science.

I think I need to do some self-study to suppliment what I'm learning in my
program. So I am soliciting suggestions for books to read; topics might
include:

Interaction Design -- and I'm interested in materials that touch on ID
beyond the computer.

Cognitive Psychology

Color Theory

General design books that might be helpful

Human-Computer Interaction

Anything else you suggest (either titiles or topics)

  • *

*Books I have alread**y:*

Don Norman's Design of Everyday Things

Information ARchitecture (aka the Polar Bear book)

Interaction Design: Beyond Human Computer INteraction (Sharpe, Rogers,
Preece)

A Project Guide to UX Design (Unger and Chandler)

20 Oct 2010 - 10:46am
vanbinh
2010

Designing For the Digital Age -- Kim Goodwin
About Face -- Alan Cooper
Communicating Design -- Dan Brown
Sketching User Experience -- Bill Buxton

Anything from Rosenfeld Media bookstore: www.rosenfeldmedia.com

21 Oct 2010 - 12:07am
burlapdesign
2010

Universal Principles of Design - Lidell et al
Visual Thinking for Design - Morgan Kaufmann

On Wed, Oct 20, 2010 at 11:48 AM, Binh Tran <binh@transetting.com> wrote:

Designing For the Digital Age -- Kim Goodwin
About Face -- Alan Cooper
Communicating Design -- Dan Brown
Sketching User Experience -- Bill Buxton

Anything from *Rosenfeld Media* bookstore: www.rosenfeldmedia.com [1]

23 Oct 2010 - 2:09am
ovlique
2010

'About Face 3' (that's the name of the latest edition), though it hardly discusses IxD beyond the Software/Computers scope, is a must read. I'm also transitioning to the field, like you and this book has answered some very key questions. Hope it does the same for you.

21 Oct 2010 - 12:55pm
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

These are all good suggestions.. To add some more theory to the mix I would suggest reading:

  • Thoughtful Interaction Design by Jonas Löwgren
  • Notes on the Synthesis of Form by Christopher Alexander
  • Abstracting Craft by Malcom McCollough
  • Digital Ground by Malcom McCollough
And, if you're not already a science fiction fan I would recommend trying it out. Good sci-fi is deeply tied to design and can be a great source of inspiration and futurism. My (obvious) favourites are Neal Stephenson (Snowcrash is a great place to start), William Gibson, and Bruce Sterling.
Good luck!
Matt
@emenel

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