The list author says: "In developing products Iíve discovered that thereís a set of books that I find useful in helping to understand how people perceive the world and visualize the spaces they live in. While these texts may seem broad and overly academic to creating a product. I have benefited from all of them in implementing seemingly small decisions. The concept of "time" as an element of user interaction is often overlooked."
"Great introduction to our perceptual views and how we map internally the exterior world. Also, how we use clues to find our way around in the world. Our use of landmarks and inner compass is needed in both the virtual worlds of technology and the world outside."
"A well written book. Full of clarity and insight. This book explores the relationship of cartography to writing. Human motivations about why we try to make a record of the world as perceived and may actually be. This book is also the groundwork of creating a clear basic interaction model for software."
"No better book of showing how visual storytelling is constructed. Examples and how visual resolution and layout in imagery communicates on many different levels. Great insight about pictures as language and how time is translated into layout location. Scottís other two follow on books are also worth taking a look at."
"Christopher Alexander has created a vocabulary and examined the rational of how physical spaces function and interact in architecture. All of his books are worth a look. I would especially recommend his, Nature of Order series. He reveals the patterns that define living systems vs. things that lack the sparkle."
"The aspect of time is often overlooked in software product interaction. But, as media rich products become more common. This rare description of what aspect a film editor considers while making a film is a real treat."
"All Edward R. Tufte books are worth examining. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, 2nd edition, Envisioning Information, Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative"
"Hereís a book that Iíve looked at for years, Iíve never been able to categorize it or really sum up what itís about. I have always liked the diagrams and exploration of nature for proportions and scaling items up. Many beautiful illustrations and examples."
"An amazing marriage of conceptual thoughts and physical spaces. The abstract here is clearly mapped out so one can roam abstract ideas without losing where one is going. Beautifully illustrated, visit the website to get a taste, lostwonder.org"
"A compendium of language, visual treats, and quotes. A candy store of inspiration when one needs to sweeten the mind. This isnít a book to read, but something to snack on when you think you donít know what to do."
"Intelligent blend of science and art, great historic context to the development of theories about Fourth Dimensional mapping. Once again, "perception of time" as a kinda space is difficult to map. Illustrations are well chosen for the text."
"A brilliant set of David Byrneís word maps. A set of words pertaining to a topic, that is then mapped out in organic and diagrammatic form. This poetic juxtaposition of terms often makes me laugh. Iím surprised this book hasnít gotten more attention. The document view on Amazon is way too light and misses the connection of the topic on the left page with the word map on the right page."
"While you may not be a fan of Modern Architecture, this documentary gives special insight on how a, Ďphotographerí fueled the perceptions of physical spaces into a mental model that architects were striving to have their buildings deliver. I also liked the interactive quality of the material, this video behaves like an interactive book on a tablet device."