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The classic text, Interaction Design by Sharp, Preece and Rogers is back in a fantastic new 2nd Edition! New to this edition: Completely updated to include new chapters on Interfaces, Data Gathering and Data Analysis and Interpretation, the latest information from recent research findings and new examples Now in full colour A lively and highly interactive Web site that will enable stu The classic text, Interaction Design by Sharp, Preece and Rogers is back in a fantastic new 2nd Edition! New to this edition: Completely updated to include new chapters on Interfaces, Data Gathering and Data Analysis and Interpretation, the latest information from recent research findings and new examples Now in full colour A lively and highly interactive Web site that will enable students to collaborate on experiments, compete in design competitions, collaborate on designs, find resources and communicate with others A new practical and process-oriented approach showing not just what principals ought to apply, but crucially how they can be applied "The best basis around for user-centered interaction design, both as a primer for students as an introduction to the field, and as a resource for research practitioners to fall back on. It should be labelled 'start here'." --Pieter Jan Stappers, ID-StudioLab, Delft University of Technology


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The classic text, Interaction Design by Sharp, Preece and Rogers is back in a fantastic new 2nd Edition! New to this edition: Completely updated to include new chapters on Interfaces, Data Gathering and Data Analysis and Interpretation, the latest information from recent research findings and new examples Now in full colour A lively and highly interactive Web site that will enable stu The classic text, Interaction Design by Sharp, Preece and Rogers is back in a fantastic new 2nd Edition! New to this edition: Completely updated to include new chapters on Interfaces, Data Gathering and Data Analysis and Interpretation, the latest information from recent research findings and new examples Now in full colour A lively and highly interactive Web site that will enable students to collaborate on experiments, compete in design competitions, collaborate on designs, find resources and communicate with others A new practical and process-oriented approach showing not just what principals ought to apply, but crucially how they can be applied "The best basis around for user-centered interaction design, both as a primer for students as an introduction to the field, and as a resource for research practitioners to fall back on. It should be labelled 'start here'." --Pieter Jan Stappers, ID-StudioLab, Delft University of Technology

30 review for Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction

  1. 4 out of 5

    Erik

    Take a solid usability concept, slap an acronym on it, wait, then change it slightly and slap a new acronym in it, wait, then slice one piece out of it and give it it's own acronym, wait..lather, rinse, repeat. Okay, that may be extreme, but that's how this book felt while I was reading it. Solid concepts explained repeatedly under different names. Usability engineering is not easy, but it doesn't need to be artificially inflated either. This book could be half its length and still ge Take a solid usability concept, slap an acronym on it, wait, then change it slightly and slap a new acronym in it, wait, then slice one piece out of it and give it it's own acronym, wait..lather, rinse, repeat. Okay, that may be extreme, but that's how this book felt while I was reading it. Solid concepts explained repeatedly under different names. Usability engineering is not easy, but it doesn't need to be artificially inflated either. This book could be half its length and still get all points across just fine.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Justin

    It never fails to amaze me how so much of school is about formalizing terms for common sense. This book is no exception. There are some interesting bits (including analysis of interactions between users in online groups/clubs/games/orgies) and some interviews with usability and UI professionals, which I liked.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jenifer

    Very useful tool as I study HCID!

  4. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    I assigned this book for my Human Computer Interaction course this semester. I like that it has a lot of relevant examples, and it focuses on important aspects of the field instead of trying to cover everything. It is a good overview, with enough meat to support a semester introductory HCI course. I wish their activities didn't have the answers on the same page though, as it makes it difficult to ask students to think through them as they read; it doesn't encourage independent thought. I also ha I assigned this book for my Human Computer Interaction course this semester. I like that it has a lot of relevant examples, and it focuses on important aspects of the field instead of trying to cover everything. It is a good overview, with enough meat to support a semester introductory HCI course. I wish their activities didn't have the answers on the same page though, as it makes it difficult to ask students to think through them as they read; it doesn't encourage independent thought. I also have mixed feelings about the chapter orderings; I like that evaluation was toward the back of the book as I just redesigned my course to fall in that order, but I still had to jump around in the second half of the course to get material in an order that made the most sense. However, I currently like it better than the Shneiderman textbook I used to use, and plan to use it again in the future.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    While this book does have some helpful complements to my Interaction Design and Evaluating Interactive Systems course it does so in such a bland and boring manner that is all too common with school books. This book needs to be heavily edited for redundancy, to improve clarity and to overall be less of a snore so it can actually articulate the helpful information within without putting the reader to sleep.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Michele

    Lots of good stuff, but various examples were too subjective and didn't really cover most of the cases. I have skipped some parts, I have to admit, since they were not useful to my research.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Calvin

    Great book with wonderful examples, case studies and online material.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sondre

    Felt like an encyclopaedia of terms and definitions from the field of interaction design, and did not provide any further insight into the field. What I found somewhat interesting was the occasional historic information and the interviews with various interaction design pioneers.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Cinnamon Toast READ

    I had to read this for school. It was ok I guess, but don't read it unless you are assigned it for school.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Raquellis

    Read this back during my master's degree. Awesome resource that still resides in my office.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Derek Baldwin

    this is a set book for my OU module and while I stand by my earlier progress review the Achilles heel is how outdated it is. Its a quick moving field, of course, but the examples are sometimes quite laughably lame, and what the text implies are bold new web initiatives turn out to be defunct on more than one occasion. Having read a fair bit of the book now, in a non linear fashion, i have to say its pitched too low (e.g. explaining what the difference is between open and closed questions, gee, t this is a set book for my OU module and while I stand by my earlier progress review the Achilles heel is how outdated it is. Its a quick moving field, of course, but the examples are sometimes quite laughably lame, and what the text implies are bold new web initiatives turn out to be defunct on more than one occasion. Having read a fair bit of the book now, in a non linear fashion, i have to say its pitched too low (e.g. explaining what the difference is between open and closed questions, gee, thanks!) and very very repetitive. The text repeats itself a lot too.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    A set text from my recent degree, which I had to skip through to complete the study module within the time set. Having re-read it in detail I cannot recommend it highly enough for anyone who wants a detailed understanding of Interaction Design processes. The book comes with a great set of online study aids also, including video, powerpoint, and lots and lots of recommended further reading.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Karla Kitalong

    I've assigned this book for my undergraduate course. It's hefty, but focused on usability/user-centered design, so I hope it will be a good choice. I'm not totally comfortable with the order of the chapters. Because I read the last 25% in 2011, and because I'll read it again alongside the students, I'm counting it as a 2011 book.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Emil

    At my university we have the course "Interaction Design", where this book is reading material. I don't find the course too exciting, but the books is totally worth reading while taking the course. It covers a lot of areas.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    As a set text this has proved very useful, although many of the reference sources are now out of date. This has proved a very thought-provoking and interesting introduction to the science of human computer interaction.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Harry

    I enjoyed reading this book. It is easy to understand and to teach to other people.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Sarismartinez

    Great textbook to understand the psychology of humans interacting with technology. How humans need to communicate within each other, getting involved emotionally utilizing technology as a very powerful tool.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Timothy

    This isn't a strong subject for me; I enjoy reading about new interface models but find the best practices to be terribly boring. I do, however, want to recognize what a well-constructed textbook this is.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Elviszzh

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  20. 4 out of 5

    Norah Shalhoub

    I loved it, it helps you to know how to develop interactive products that are usable -effective to use-.

  21. 4 out of 5

    BUDOOR

    Very interesting, this book is the core place to start before thinking about technology & multimedia design.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Neil

    I am reading this book for a class of the same name. So far I really like it. Easy to read with good information. I wish the class I read it for was as good as the book.

  23. 4 out of 5

    kate

    Reading for HCI 440 - Usability Engineering.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Gry Askaa

    Too long, could have explained the same in 1/3 of the pages. However good introduction to HCI

  25. 5 out of 5

    Joe Nickence

    I picked this up at my local Goodwill store. I keep telling myself I *need* to read this.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jan

    Probably the most comprehensive and authoritative interaction design (HCI) textbook as of now.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kap

    Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction

  28. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra

    Although not thoroughly read; I followed a course covering this book and in my opinion it contains a lot of interesting approaches and helpful starting points for user research and testing.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Hannah

    Let's just say I'm glad it's over. :)

  30. 5 out of 5

    Marty Tormoe Yo

    It's a very good book if you are in this field. I agree with most of their research though it is quickly becoming dated.

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