Don Norman: Designing For People

Nielsen Norman Group

Where the Action Is: The foundations of embodied interaction.

— Yet another book for which I wrote the book jacket blurb, but once again, because I truly believe this to be an important study. As I wrote for the book jacket: A revolution in design and the role of computer science is upon us: Where the Action Is describes the way. In the old days, the focus was upon the technology and "computing," hence the interest in the interface between humans and machines -- us versus them. Not anymore. As Dourish so elegantly explains, design should not be about tasks and their requirements, or applications or computing. Design is really about interaction, with a focus on ubiquity, tangibility, and most of all, shared awareness, intimacy, and emotions. This is a revolution badly needed. It's about time.
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