Thoughts on Interaction Design by Jon KolkoThoughts on Interaction Design by Jon Kolko

Thoughts on Interaction Design

byJon Kolko, Jon Kolko

Other | March 27, 2010

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Thoughts on Interaction Design explores the theory behind the field of Interaction Design in a new way. It aims to provide a better definition of Interaction Design that encompasses the intellectual facets of the field and the particular methods used by practitioners in their day-to-day experiences. It also attempts to provide Interaction Designers with the vocabulary necessary to justify their existence to other team members.
The book positions Interaction Design in a way that emphasizes the intellectual facets of the discipline. It discusses the role of language, argument, and rhetoric in the design of products, services, and systems. It examines various academic approaches to thinking about Design, and concludes that the Designer is a liberal artist left to infuse empathy in technologically driven products. The book also examines the tools and techniques used by practitioners. These include methods for structuring large quantities of data, ways of thinking about users, and approaches for thinking about human behavior as it unfolds over time. Finally, it introduces the idea of Interaction Design as an integral facet of the business development process.

*First book to provide a solid definition and framework for the booming field of interaction design, finally giving designers the justification needed to prove their essential role on every development team

*Provides designers with tools they need to operate effectively in the workplace without compromising their goals: making useable, useful, and desirable products

*Outlines process, theory, practice, and challenges of interaction design – intertwined with real world stories from a variety of perspectives

Jon Kolko is the Executive Director of Design Strategy for Thinktiv and is responsible for designing and delivering emotionally resonating and relevant products, services, and systems. Jon is also the Founder and Director of the Austin Center for Design, an educational institution in Texas. He has worked extensively in the professional...
Title:Thoughts on Interaction DesignFormat:OtherDimensions:168 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:March 27, 2010Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123786258

ISBN - 13:9780123786258


Table of Contents

IntroductionSection One / Understanding Interaction DesignChapter One: Multiple Roots, and an Uncertain Future Chapter Two: Computing and Human Computer Interaction Interaction Design in an Engineering Centric WorldSection Two / Connecting People, Emotions and TechnologyChapter Three: A process for Thinking about People Chapter Four: Managing Complexity Chapter Five: Shaping Aesthetics to Inform Experience Interaction Design as Business LubricantSection Three / The Rhetorical Nature of Interaction DesignChapter Six: Interaction Design and Communication On the Nature of Interaction as LanguageSection Four / Challenges Facing Interaction Design in IndustryChapter Seven: The Political Dynamics of Product Development Getting Design Done In Summary