- Paperback: 720 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 4 edition (September 2, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118766571
- ISBN-13: 978-1118766576
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.6 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #16,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design 4th Edition
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From the Back Cover
MASTERING INTERACTION DESIGN FOR NEW DEVICES AND INTERFACES.
The first three editions of About Face shaped the evolution of interaction design, bringing it from development shops and research labs into the everyday language of product marketing, design and development. This fourth edition, the most significant revision yet, features a stunning new design and a full color interior. Addressing the many changes in the design landscape since its last publication, this new edition includes interaction methods and strategies for touchscreen phones and tablets, as well as updated chapters for the web and for desktop applications.
THIS NEW EDITION FEATURES
- Updated interaction design principles, patterns, and practices
- New content relevant to mobile platforms and differing screen sizes
- Updated examples reflecting current state-of-the-art interfaces
- The latest iteration of Cooper’s popular Goal-Directed Design methodology
About the Author
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
ALAN COOPER is a founder of Cooper and a pioneer of modern computing. His groundbreaking work has influenced a generation of programmers, business people, and users.
ROBERT REIMANN was founding president of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). He is Principal Interaction Designer at PatientsLikeMe, and former Director of Design R&D at Cooper.
DAVID CRONIN is a Design Director at GE. He was also Director of Interaction Design at Smart Design, and a former Managing Director at Cooper.
CHRISTOPHER NOESSEL is Cooper’s first Design Fellow, and the co-author of Make It So. He teaches and speaks about design all over the world.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is the fourth version of a 1995 book by Alan Cooper that helped launch the interaction design discipline. Written for practitioners and cited by researchers, each edition of About Face has advanced the field. And this thoroughly updated edition will do the same.
Sure, you can read blogs on the web that have interesting tidbits to say about designing for social, the niceties of interactive data displays, or gesture design for mobile. And you can certainly buy books that offer design lessons and principles. But no other resource has tackled the subject at the methodical depth and breadth that Cooper's team of writers do here.
The material is useful for newbie designers (worth the price just for the consistent and battle-tested vocabulary). What's more, the book provides philosophies, methods, and resources that experienced design managers can use to build happy design teams that programmers and executives love to work with.
The writing is often playful, the design is elegant, and the ideas are incendiary. Enjoy!