About Face 3 The Essentials of Interaction Design

ISBN-10: 0470084111
ISBN-13: 9780470084113
Edition: 3rd 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/7/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 648
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.420
Language: English

This completely updated volume presents the effective and practical tools you need to design great desktop applications, Web 2.0 sites, and mobile devices. You'll learn the principles of good product behavior and gain an understanding of Cooper's Goal-Directed Design method, which involves everything from conducting user research to defining your product using personas and scenarios. Ultimately, you'll acquire the knowledge to design the best possible digital products and services.

Alan Cooper is a Professor of Biophysical Chemistry in the Chemistry Department at Glasgow University, Glasgow, UK. After obtaining a first class honours degree in physics from Manchester University, he gained a diploma for Advanced Studies in Science (with Distinction) on the calculation of dispersion forces and optical properties of helical polynucleotides and a PhD in Biophysics on the thermodynamics of assembly and stability of collagen - both from Manchester University. Since then he has been a SRC Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Oxford University and a Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford as well as a NIH Research Fellow on the Pathology of Membranes Training Program in the department of Chemistry, Yale University, USA, before his return to Glasgow University as a Lecturer in Physical Chemistry, then Senior Lecturer, Reader and finally Professor. Until 2009, he was the Principal Editor of the Biophysical Chemistry journal and is on the Editorial boards of the European Biophysics Journal, Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society and BMC Biochemistry. He is an external assessor for various European universities and a member of the Molecular Biosciences Foresight Working Party, the ESF Working Party on post-genome biophysical studies and is on the management committee of COST D22 protein-lipid interaction. His research interests include biophysical chemistry, microcalorimetry; thermodynamics of protein folding, misfolding, aggregation and interactions; biomaterials chemistry, protein foams, nematode polyproteins; peptide-antibiotic interactions, and he has also had over 150 full papers published.

Goal-Directed Design
Implementation Models and Mental Models
Beginners, Experts, and Intermediates
Understanding Users: Qualitative Research
Modeling Users: Personas and Goals
The Foundations of Design: Scenarios and Requirements
From Requirements to Design: the Interaction Framework and Design Refinement
Patterns and Principles
Platform and Posture
Orchestration and Flow
Eliminating Excise
Making Software Considerate and Smart
Metaphors and Idioms
Visual Interface Design
Searching and Finding: Improving Data Retrieval
Understanding Undo
Rethinking Files and Save
Improving Data Entry
Selection, Direct Manipulation and Mouse Interactions
Window Behaviors
Controls
Menus
Toolbars and ToolTips
Dialogs
Errors, Alerts, and Confirmation
Designing for Different Needs
Afterword
Design Principles
Bibliography

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