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

Thoughts on Interaction Design

byJon KolkoEditorJon Kolko

Paperback | January 25, 2011

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Thoughts on Interaction Design, Second Edition,contemplates and contributes to the theory of Interaction Design by exploring the semantic connections that live between technology and form that are brought to life when someone uses a product. It defines Interaction Design in a way that emphasizes the intellectual and cultural facets of the discipline.

This edition explores how changes in the economic climate, increased connectivity, and international adoption of technology affect designing for behavior and the nature of design itself. Ultimately, the text exists to provide a definition that encompasses the intellectual facets of the field, the conceptual underpinnings of interaction design as a legitimate human-centered field, and the particular methods used by practitioners in their day-to-day experiences.

This text is recommended for practicing designers: interaction designers, industrial designers, UX practitioners, graphic designers, interface designers, and managers.



  • Provides new and fresh insights on designing for behavior in a world of increased connectivity and mobility and how design education has evolved over the decades
  • Maintains the informal-yet-informative voice that made the first edition so popular
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...
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Title:Thoughts on Interaction DesignFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:January 25, 2011Publisher:Morgan KaufmannLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0123809304

ISBN - 13:9780123809308

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Table of Contents

Part One: Process & Method 1. Thinking about People 2. Managing Complexity 3. Persuasion and Communication

Part Two: Culture and Responsibility 4. Experience and Authenticity 5. Poetry, Spirit, and Soul 6. Judgment and Shifting Negative Behavior 7. Wicked Problems

Editorial Reviews

"In writing Thoughts on Interaction Design, the author 's reflective, learned, and articulate exploration has simultaneously provided an entire profession with a rallying point, a claim to credibility, and a vision. When we look back on the formative years of Interaction Design as a distinct endeavor, this book will surely be recognized as the seminal work."-Steve Baty, Principal, Meld Studios "Jon is an important voice in the evolution of interaction design. In Thoughts on Interaction Design, he carefully explains the essential qualities of the discipline and its potential role in world, well beyond the design of user interfaces. If you are concerned with shaping the future, solving big problems and creating things and systems that bring out the best in people, then this book will help you understand and explain how practice of interaction design can help.-- David Cronin, Managing Director, Interaction Design at Cooper, co-author of About Face 3rd Edition "Jon Kolko moves Interaction Design to a new level of analysis with this powerful, thoughtful book. Kolko demonstrates that interaction design impacts all aspects of our lives. That the tools and methods can be used for the solution of social and political issues and not simply for the development of products. This book is essential reading for all who wish to move beyond style to deep, impactful substance."--Don Norman, Nielsen Norman group, author of Living with Complexity "This is a necessary updating of Jon Kolko's original work; retaining the clarity and accessibility of the first edition but pushing into more areas, as the practices (and the concerns) of interaction design/designers have expanded broadly in the past few years. Jon has the heart of a thought leader and the soul of a teacher, and he offers up a healthy amount of both in this book."--Steve Portigal, Principal, Portigal Consulting The second edition of Kolko's Thoughts on Interaction Design is an important book for the discipline of interaction design. It artfully weaves together the practice of interaction design with contemporary design theory and research in a thoughtful and reflective manner. The result is a text that is immensely valuable for both senior and novice interaction designers. --Carl DiSalvo, PhD. Georgia Institute of Technology. This book is a tightly packed bundle of valuable ideas. Kolko distilled his years as an interaction design practitioner and educator into a thoughtful, entertaining and useful collection of essays that are as insightful as they are quick to read. This book is like having an amazing dinner with a colleague who gives you the wisdom of decades of experience in a few short hours.--Mike Kuniavsky, author of Smart Things