- Paperback: 170 pages
- Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 1 edition (May 13, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 144934268X
- ISBN-13: 978-1449342685
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,110,969 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Dan Saffer is a Director of Interaction Design at Smart Design. He is the author of Designing for Interaction: Creating Innovative Applications and Devices (New Riders), Designing Gestural Interfaces (O'Reilly), and Designing Devices. Since 1995, he has designed appliances, devices, software, websites, and services that are used by millions of people every day.
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1) Show even more real life examples
2) The last chapter was disappointing. It was all text and at times became hard to follow.
The core concept--or at least what I interpret to be the core concept--is solid: that execution and detail work are just as important as the overall functionality and purpose of the design. This really resonated with me because I feel it's all too easy to let deadlines convince us to stop after we've completed 80% of the design.
However, this book doesn't deliver on how to nail those details. Rather, I felt it was much less about details and more of a general description of the field of interaction design. It offers a language for talking about interaction design: triggers, rules, feedback, modes, and loops, but these concepts are obvious to most interaction designers.
I was left at a loss for anything insightful that would make me any better at executing well on the details. There were plenty of examples, mostly pulled from the site Little Big Details, but I'd rather just visit the site for those examples.
In the end, I wanted this book to teach me how to execute better on the details of interaction design, but it's just an overview of basic IxD terminology and a handful of supporting examples.