Beyond Human-Computer Interaction
1st edition 2002
2nd edition 2007
Copyright © 2005-2007 Isabel Pedersen
This book offers a comprehensive approach to designing interactive interface as process. It takes a potential designer through the task of conceptualizing an interface, understanding user interaction, collecting requirements, developing user scenarios, designing, prototyping, and evaluating a user interface after completion.
Interaction Design explores the use of interface metaphor, mental modeling, interface paradigms, and other tactics to enabling conceptualizing the interface. The authors explore the conceptual make-up of acts like navigation and browsing, for example. The discussion often extends beyond the desktop interface into ubiquitous computing, mobile interface, augmented reality, virtual reality, wearable computing and even tangible user interfaces (TUIs).
Other interesting features of this book are the many interviews it includes. The authors interview design gurus like Ben Shneiderman, Jacob Nielson and Terry Winograd amongst others, in specific topics areas. These interviews give a human voice to ideas about design.