Not sure if anybody else has read Jon Kolko's book "Thoughts on
Interaction Design", but I found it to be a bold series of
commentaries on what we do. I don't always agree with what Jon says,
but I love his choice of topics. Great stuff - on a lot of issues
that don't often get talked or written about. He has included some
articles by others as well - Ellen Beldner's piece (google) is
particularly good. I chuckled in empathy at least a dozen times.
I'm looking to brush up on what are considered to be "cutting edge"
techniques for web design--especially in terms of layout and the utilization
of CSS (rather than a focus on the use of AJAX.) I am still using mostly
table-based layouts and am starting to feel like something of a dinosaur.
Can anyone recommend any good web references and/or some good books on the
Quoting from the website:
Thanks to MIT Press, Victor Kaptelinin, and Bonnie Nardi, First Monday is
pleased to present excerpts from Victor and Bonnie¹s latest book Acting with
Technology: Activity Theory and Interaction Design. This book describes how
activity theory helps us understand our relationships with technology.
An art director friend is looking for a good resource for interface
designs for games. My guess is it's a game for a website, but maybe
not. She has a tight deadline of 2 weeks to design a game interface.
Web resources or book recommendations would be greatly appreciated.