Reviews

May 4th, 2009

Interaction 09 Follow-up

The responsibility of design in an ever-uncertain future

Whitney Hess reflects on the IxDA’s Interaction 09 conference, held in Vancouver in February 2009.
She examines the resonance of
the ideas and the reactions of the community.

July 10th, 2008

Calling in the Big Guns

Review of Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks

In his new book, Luke Wroblewski lays out strategies and best practices for getting users past
your web forms and onto more important interactions. Will Evans tells us why reading this book
might help diffuse some of the opinionated discussion about form design decisions.

Mindcanvas is an online research service designed for IAs by IAs. Sarah Rice has used it during the course of various projects, and in this review she gives us an introduction to the service and its strengths and weaknesses.

February 27th, 2008

Minding Your Ps And Qs

Book Review of Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home

In Send: The Essential Guide to Email for Office and Home Authors David Shipley and Will Schwalbe give advice on composing and sending email. Read Yaniv Nord’s review of the book.

September 11th, 2007

The Encyclopedic Revolution

Book Excerpt

This excerpt from Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages examines the contributions of Denis Diderot to the knowledge of Western societies and how Wikipedia’s rise echoes the rise of his Encyclopédie.

August 29th, 2007

Success Stories

Book Review - Designing Interactions

How do we learn from designers who have blazed the trail before us? Clifton Evans dives into Bill Moggridge’s Designing Interactions to find out what treasures lie in the stories collected by one of Ideo’s founders.

August 23rd, 2007

Design Is Rocket Science

Book Review - Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Edition

We all need help in creating the Next Great Design. Clifton Evans finds valuable support for our work in Interaction Design even as he cautions that there is not a scientific formula for design success.

August 16th, 2007

Demolition Derby

Book Review: The Myths of Innovation

Scott Berkun demolishes the myths that surround innovation, as well as providing a solid foundation for understanding how innovation really happens. If you are involved making creative, powerful ideas real, this book is a must-read.

When Google talks, people listen. Designer Leland Rechis presented the inside scoop on Google Mobile to a packed house in New York last month, and Max Lord was there to pan for nuggets. After polishing them up a bit, he now shares them with us.

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