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Thoughtful Interaction Design: A Design Perspective on Information Technology Hardcover – December 1, 2004

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"This is a fantastic book, one that reminds us that academic theories and design practice need not be artificially separated, as they are in many universities today. And it is refreshing to see someone really defining the digital design process and its related conceptual tools. Until now, digital design has mostly involved engineers borrowing feebly from the designer's toolbox, and then adding in a bit of human dimension research for good measure. Here, Löwgren and Stolterman have situated digital design in the long and productive history of design process and critical thinking. Congratulations and thanks!"
Jeff Jones, Queensland University of Technology, and Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)

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"This is a fantastic book, one that reminds us that academic theories and design practice need not be artificially separated, as they are in many universities today. And it is refreshing to see someone *really* defining the digital design process and its related conceptual tools. Until now, digital design has mostly involved engineers borrowing feebly from the designer's toolbox, and then adding in a bit of human dimension research for good measure. Here, Löwgren and Stolterman have situated digital design in the long and productive history of design process and critical thinking. Congratulations and thanks!"
--Jeff Jones, Queensland University of Technology, and Australasian CRC for Interaction Design (ACID)
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 212 pages
  • Publisher: The MIT Press (December 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0262122715
  • ISBN-13: 978-0262122719
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,389,741 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jonas Löwgren (b. 1964) is professor of interaction design and co-founder at the School of Arts and Communication (K3), Malmö University, Sweden.

He specializes in cross-media products, interactive visualization and the design theory of the digital materials.

Jonas has taught interaction design in university courses and in companies since the early 1990's and initiated the influential two-year master's program in interaction design at Malmö University in 1998. He has published some 50 peer-reviewed scientific papers and three books, and a vast range of general-interest and pedagogical material. His design portfolio comprises some 50 projects from explorative research and professional contexts.

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This book is very well written and organized.
It works great as a textbook/reference for anyone learning the process of Design, the Thoughtful process of design.
The book has depth and complexity sufficient to stimulate deep thought and engaging discussions, yet is organized with clarity and "thoughtfulness"
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Designers doubt themselves often. This book speaks to the thoughts and ideas that go through a designers mind throughout a creative process. I found it very valuable on many levels, especially at reaffirming my confidence in making decisions.
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By Pk on September 20, 2009
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This is an excellent book about interaction design. It is philosophical and thoughtful but it also would be useful in practical situations. Highly recommended book from two renowned academics in the field of design and HCI.
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An extremely well-written, intellectually engaging, academic accounting of the designer's role in the digital age. An inspiring must read for any designer, interaction or otherwise.
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