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21 Aug 2007 - 1:56pm
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oliver green
2006

Practical books for HCI practitioners

Hi all,

I am compiling a list of "practical" books for the following three areas:

1) Understanding user needs
2) UI design
3) UI testing

I am looking for books that don't just talk about methods theoretically, but
give a concrete process/procedure along with real life examples.

Thanks,
Oliver

8 Jun 2007 - 2:44pm
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Robert Reimann
2003

Shameless Plug: About Face 3 on shelves now!

Hi all,

In the tradition of IxD authors posting plugs for their latest work
here on IxDA, I'm pleased to announce the latest edition of About
Face, About Face 3 started shipping last month!

http://www.amazon.com/About-Face-Essentials-Interaction-Design/dp/0470084111/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-8236571-2656436?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1181323170&sr=8-1

Dave Cronin of Cooper has done a terrific job of bringing this edit

28 May 2007 - 3:57pm
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Mark Schraad
2006

thoughts

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.

20 May 2007 - 4:00pm
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7 years ago
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Alexander Baxevanis
2007

Learning how to sketch?

Dear all,

I was wondering if anyone can offer some some suggestions on improving
sketching skills.

I'm mostly interested in using sketching for (1) illustrating physical
concepts (e.g. the form factor of a device) and (2) drawing
short-scenarios illustrating use of a product/service etc.

I'm currently comfortable at sketching basic block
diagrams/wireframes, i.e. mostly boxes & arrows.

Would appreciate any suggestions for websites, books, or your
experience with following any short courses in this area.

Thanks in advance,

Alex

8 May 2007 - 7:25pm
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Robert Hoekman, Jr.
2005

Shameless plug

Sorry for the shameless plug, but I simply couldn't resist mentioning
this one. It's a very in-depth, very positive review for my little
book, on BoxesAndArrows:

http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/zen-and-the-art-of

You can't see me, but I'm doing a little happy dance right now. :)

-r-

7 May 2007 - 10:41am
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7 years ago
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Stephen Dondershine
2007

"Cutting Edge" Web Design References

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
subject?

Thanks

Steve

12 Apr 2007 - 7:37pm
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Bernie Monette
2005

Theories of Interaction design....

Greetings!
I found this article on First Monday (www.firstmonday.org)
http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue12_4/kaptelinin/index.html

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.

31 Mar 2007 - 12:27pm
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7 years ago
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Jon Kolko [SCAD]
2005

New Book: Thoughts on Interaction Design

Hi,

I'm pleased to announce the availability of a new book I've written on
Interaction Design entitled "Thoughts on Interaction Design".

11 Nov 2006 - 12:04pm
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7 years ago
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k lenox
2006

Game UI Design Resources?

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.

Many thanks! -Kim

20 Oct 2006 - 12:24pm
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cherylkimble
2005

mobile ui design book list

hi all!

i really want to thank everyone for passing along these suggestions.

enjoy!

ck

Designing for Small Screens Studio: Mobile Phones, Smart Phones,
PDAs, Pocket PCs, Navigation Systems, MP3 Players, Games Consoles
Carola Zwick, Burkhard Schmitz, Studio 7.5

mobile web design
cameron moll

Designing the Mobile User Experience
Barbara Ballard

a link to bookmarks and some great heuristics (thanks al!)
http://www.mojofat.com/mobile/bookmarks.html

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