Tag: Book Reviews

Over 1,500 Learners Created Their Own SAP Fiori Apps in the Cloud in Just Nine Weeks!

Build Your Own SAP Fiori App in the Cloud, the latest openSAP course to feature a design and build challenge, attracted over 20,000 participants with over 1,500 designing, building, and submitting apps for peer review. During this course, learners were introduced to the holistic approach to app design, including the theory of design thinking to encourage learners to think about their users and their approach to designing their apps. Once learners had a good understanding of how to design the app, the course moved onto creating and enhancing, followed by customizing and extending of SAP Fiori apps. After the learners had got to grips with the theory, the SAP Fiori Design and Build Challenge began.
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Book Reviews (User Interface, Graphic, and Web Design)

In this post, you will find links to the almost 70 reviews of selected books on user interface design, graphic design, and web design that were written for the SAP Design Guild from 1999 to 2012. Although a few of the books (and their respective reviews) might show their age, many are as interesting and […]
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Book Review: Information Visualization, Third Edition: Perception for Design – Appendix

By Gerd Waloszek   This appendix complements the review of Colin Ware’s book Information Visualization, Third Edition: Perception for Design.   References Colin Ware’s Homepage U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2006): Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines • Complete guidelines (PDF) SAP Design Guild Review of Visual Thinking: For Design (Ware) Review of […]
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Book Review: Information Visualization, Third Edition: Perception for Design

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Colin Ware’s book Information Visualization, Third Edition: Perception for Design.   Book Colin Ware Information Visualization, Third Edition: Perception for Design. Morgan Kaufmann, 2012 ISBN-10: 0123814642, ISBN-13: 978-0123814647 Visualization   Author Colin Ware is the director of the Data Visualization Research Lab at the […]
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Book Review: Microinteractions

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Dan Saffer’s book Microinteractions – Designing with Details.   Book Dan Saffer Microinteractions – Designing with Details O’Reilly Media (2013) ISBN-10: 144934268X, ISBN-13: 978-1449342685 Design     Author Dan Saffer is an interaction designer and the author of two books: Designing Gestural Interfaces and […]
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Book Review: Microinteractions – Appendix: References, Overview, Definitions, Principles

By Gerd Waloszek   This appendix complements the review of Dan Saffer’s book Microinteractions – Designing with Details.   References Homepage (O Danny Boy): www.odannyboy.com Bio: www.odannyboy.com • bio provided to amazon.com by the author Book Website: microinteractions.com • definition of microinteraction • microinteractions quick reference (poster) Jared Spool: Designing Intuitive Microinteractions (www.uie.com/articles/intuitive_microinteractions) Spool’s article […]
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Book Review: Interactive Visualization

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Bill Ferster’s book Interactive Visualization: Insight through Inquiry.   Book Bill FersterInteractive Visualization: Insight through InquiryThe MIT Press, 2012 ISBN-10: 0262018152, ISBN-13: 978-0262018159 Information: Information presentation   Author Bill Ferster is on the faculty of the University of Virginia with a joint appointment to […]
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Book Review: Interactive Visualization – Appendix: References and Overview

By Gerd Waloszek   This appendix complements the review of Bill Ferster’s book Interactive Visualization: Insight through Inquiry.   References Bill Ferster and VisualEyes Bill Ferster’s Website: www.viseyes.org/bill.htm VisualEyes Website: www.viseyes.org • VisEdit: VisualEyes Project Tool For documentation see the VisualEyes Website • Short screencast about VisualEyes Selected projects mentioned in the book: Jefferson’s Travel […]
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Book Review: Intersection – Appendix 2: Glossary

By Gerd Waloszek   This appendix complements the review of Milan Guenther’s book Intersection – How Enterprise Design Bridges the Gap between Business, Technology, and People with a glossary of terms used in the book.   An Incomplete Glossary of Terms Used in the Book and Pointers to the Book A B C D E […]
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Book Review: Intersection – Appendix 1: References and Overviews

By Gerd Waloszek   This appendix complements the review of Milan Guenther’s book Intersection – How Enterprise Design Bridges the Gap between Business, Technology, and People.   References Book Website: intersectionbook.com Homepage Milan Guenther: www.guenther.cx eda.c (Milan Guenther’s design consultancy) An Introduction to Milan Guenther’s Book Intersection and to the Enterprise Design Framework It Presents […]
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Book Review: Intersection

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Milan Guenther’s book Intersection – How Enterprise Design Bridges the Gap between Business, Technology, and People.   Book Milan GuentherIntersection: How Enterprise Design Bridges the Gap between Business, Technology, and PeopleMorgan Kaufmann, 2012ISBN-10: 0123884357, ISBN-13: 978-0123884350 Design   Author Milan Guenther is working as […]
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Book Review: Gamification at Work

By Rikke Friis Dam • The original version was published in the SAP User Experience Community (see reference below)   This review provides a sneak peek into Janaki Mythily Kumar’s and Mario Herger’s book Gamification at Work: Designing Engaging Business Software.   Book Janaki Mythily Kumar & Mario HergerGamification at Work: Designing Engaging Business SoftwareInteraction […]
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Book Review: The Design Way

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Harold G. Nelson’s and Erik Stolterman’s book The Design Way – Intentional Change in an Unpredictable World (2nd Ed.). Not having read the first edition, I will base my review solely on the second edition and also will not discuss any changes from the […]
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Book Review: The Design Way – Appendix

By Gerd Waloszek   This appendix complements the review of Harold G. Nelson’s and Erik Stolterman’s book The Design Way – Intentional Change in an Unpredictable World (2nd Ed.).   A Small Glossary of Terms Used in the Book The following definitions are meant to explain some terms used in the book, however, not in […]
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Links on UI, Web, Graphic, and Information Design

Usability | Web | Design | Typography | Information Architecture | Game Design Here we compiled links to Websites covering UI, Web, graphic, interaction, and information design. Do not take the classification too seriously – there is a large overlap between the different sections. If you know interesting links, please tell us. Note: We cannot […]
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Book Review: Net Smart – Appendix

By Gerd Waloszek   This appendix complements the review of Howard Rheingold’s book Net Smart: How to Thrive Online.   A Small Glossary of Terms Used in the Book The following definitions are meant to explain some terms used in the book, however not in a strict fashion but to help understand the terms in […]
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Book Review: Net Smart

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Howard Rheingold’s book Net Smart: How to Thrive Online.   Book Howard RheingoldNet Smart: How to Thrive OnlineThe MIT Press, 2012 ISBN-10: 0262017458, ISBN-13: 978-0262017459 General   Author Howard Rheingold, an influential writer and thinker on social media, is the author of Tools for […]
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Book Review: The Mobile Frontier

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Rachel Hinman’s book The Mobile Frontier: A Guide to Creating Mobile Experiences.   Book Rachel HinmanThe Mobile Frontier: A Guide to Creating Mobile Experiences Rosenfeld Media, 2012 ISBN: 1-933820-55-1 (Paperback), ISBN: 1-933820-05-5 (Digital editions) Design, Mobile   Author Rachel Hinman is a researcher, designer, […]
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Book Review: The Mobile Frontier – Appendix

  This appendix complements the review of Rachel Hinman’s book The Mobile Frontier: A Guide to Creating Mobile Experiences.   Book Support This book’s companion Website (rosenfeldmedia.com/books/the-mobile-frontier/) contains, according to the book, “some templates, discussion, and additional content.” However, I the only “new” content that I was able to find were a blog archive and […]
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Book Review: Inventing the Medium – Appendix

By Gerd Waloszek   This appendix complements my review of Janet H. Murray’s book Inventing the Medium – Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice.   The Grid of Affordances Table 1 below shows a grid of affordances with examples of standard formats and genres that exploit each of them: Information Spaces Virtual Landscapes […]
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Book Review: Inventing the Medium

By Gerd Waloszek This review takes a personal look at Janet H. Murray’s book Inventing the Medium – Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural Practice.   Book Janet H. MurrayInventing the Medium – Principles of Interaction Design as a Cultural PracticeThe MIT Press, 2012 ISBN-10: 0-262-01614-1, ISBN-13: 978-0-262-01614-8 Design   Author Janet H. Murray […]
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Book Review: Designing Interactions

By Gerd Waloszek This review is a personal review of Bill Moggridge’s book Designing Interactions. Book Bill Moggridge Designing Interactions MIT Press (2006) ISBN: 9780262134743General, Design   Author Bill Moggridge (1943-2012) was a cofounder of IDEO, a firm that helps companies innovate through the design of products, services, environments, and digital experiences. After training in […]
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Book Review: UX Best Practices

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Helmut Degen and Xiaowei Yuan’s (editors) book UXBest Practices – How to Achieve More Impact with User Experience.   Book Helmut Degen & Xiaowei Yuan (Eds.)UX Best Practices – How to Achieve More Impact with User ExperienceMcGraw-Hill Osborne Media, 2011 ISBN-10: 007175251X, ISBN-13: 978-0071752510 […]
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Book Review: Living with Complexity

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Donald A. Norman’s book Living with Complexity.   Book Donald A. Norman Living with Complexity MIT Press, 2010ISBN: 032131140XGeneral, Design   Author Don Norman has a background in both engineering and the social sciences, with both academic and industrial experience. He is currently Professor […]
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Book Review: Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Analyzing Social Media Networks withNodeXL by Derek Hansen, Ben Shneiderman, and Marc Smith.   Book Derek Hansen, Ben Shneiderman & Marc Smith Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL Morgan Kaufmann, 2010 ISBN-13: 9780123822291Information: Information presentation   Authors Derek L. Hansen is an Assistant Professor […]
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Book Review: Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL – Appendix

By Gerd Waloszek   This page provides an overview of Derek Hansen’s, Ben Shneiderman’s, and Marc Smith’s book Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL, offers some summary information that was extracted from the book, and presents graphs that the author of the review created with NodeXL.   Definitions Short Definitions Here are a few short […]
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Book Review: Designing with the Mind in Mind

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Jeff Johnson’s book Designingwith the Mind in Mind.   Book Jeff Johnson Designing with the Mind in Mind: A Simple Guide to Understanding User Interface Design Rules Morgan Kaufmann, 2010 ISBN-10: 1-012375030X, ISBN-13: 978-0123750303Usability: UI Design   Author Jeff Johnson is a consultant at […]
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Book Review: Designing with the Mind in Mind – Appendix

By Gerd Waloszek   This appendix provides a list of design implications and recommendations that are provided throughout Jeff Johnson’s book, Designing with the Mind in Mind, an overview of the book, and references.   Design Implications and Recommendations The following design implications and recommendation were extracted from Jeff Johnson’s book Designing with the Mind […]
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Book Review: Access by Design

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Sarah Horton’s book Access by Design.   Book Sarah Horton Access by Design New Riders Press, 2005ISBN: 032131140XUsability: Universal usability   Author Sarah Horton is a Web developer with Academic Computing at Dartmouth College, where she helps faculties incorporate technology into their teaching. Together […]
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Book Review: Design Is the Problem

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Nathan Shedroff’s book Design Is the Problem.   Book Nathan Shedroff Design Is the Problem: The Future of Design Must be Sustainable Rosenfeld Media, 2009 ISBN: 1-933820-00-4 (Paperback + PDF), ISBN: 1-933820-01-2 (2 PDF editions)General, Design   Author Nathan Shedroff is the chair of […]
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Book Review: The Art of Seeing – An Interpretation of the Aesthetic Encounter

By Visvapriya Sathiyam   This review takes a personal look at Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s and Rick E. Robinson’s book The Art of Seeing – An Interpretation of the Aesthetic Encounter.   Book Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi & Rick E. Robinson The Art of Seeing – An Interpretation of the Aesthetic Encounter Getty Publications, 1991 ISBN-10: 0892361565 ISBN-13: 978-0892361564General […]
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Book Review: Biomimicry

By Visvapriya Sathiyam   This review takes a personal look at Janine M. Benyus’ book Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature.   Book Janine M. Benyus Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature Harper Perennial, 2002 ISBN: 0060533226General   Author Benyus has authored six books on biomimicry, including Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature. In this book she develops […]
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Book Review: Presentation Zen

By Kostanija Petrovic   This review takes a personal look at Garr Reynolds’ book Presentation Zen:Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery.   Book Garr Reynolds Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery Addison-Wesley Longman, 2008 ISBN: 0321525655General   Author Garr Reynolds is currently Associate Professor of Management at Kansai Gaidai University where […]
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Book Review: Design Research (by Visvapriya)

By Visvapriya Sathiyam   In this review, Visvapriya Sathiyam takes a personal look at the book Design Research, edited by Brenda Laurel. Please note that there is also another review of the book on this site.   Book Brenda Laurel (Ed.) Design Research: Methods and Perspectives MIT Press, 2003 ISBN: 0262122634Design: General   Author Brenda […]
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Book Review: Introduction to Information Visualization

By Gerd Waloszek This review takes a personal look at Riccardo Mazza’s book Introductionto Information Visualization.   Book Riccardo Mazza Introduction to Information Visualization Springer, 2009 ISBN: 9781848002180Information: Information presentation   Author Ricardo Mazza is a lecturer and researcher at the University of Lugano, Switzerland and the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), […]
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Book Review: Design Meets Disability

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Graham Pullin’s book Design Meets Disability.   Book Graham Pullin Design Meets Disability The MIT Press, 2009 ISBN: 978-0262162555Usability: Design, Accessibility, Universal Usability   Author Graham Pullin is a lecturer in Interactive Media Design at the University of Dundee. He has worked as a […]
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Book Review: Designing the User Interface (5th Edition) – Addendum

By Gerd Waloszek   This page provides a tabular overview of the overall structure of the last three editions of the textbook Designing the User Interface and a couple of recommended books for delving into the topics that are covered in the chapters of the textbook.   Figure 1: The third, fourth, and fifth edition […]
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Book Review: Designing the User Interface (5th Edition)

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at the fifth edition of the HCI textbook Designing the User Interface.   Book Ben Shneiderman, Cathérine Plaisant, Maxine Cohen & Steven Jacobs Designing the User Interface (5th Edition) Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2009 ISBN-10: 0321537351, ISBN-13: 978-0321537355 (Hardcover)Usability: UI designBook Website   Authors Ben Shneiderman is […]
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Buchrezension: Design Thinking

By Gudrun Krebs   Diese Rezension spiegelt eine persönliche Perspektive des Buches Design Thinking von Hasso Plattner, Christoph Meinel und Ulrich Weinbert wider. Da das Buch auf Deutsch veröffentlicht wurde, stellen wir die Buchrezension sowohl auf Englisch als auch auf Deutsch bereit. English Version Book Hasso Plattner, Christoph Meinel & Ulrich Weinberg (2009). Design Thinking. […]
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Book Review: Design Thinking

By Gudrun Krebs This review takes a personal look at the book Design Thinking by Hasso Plattner, Christoph Meinel, and Ulrich Weinberg. Since the book is written in German, we offer the review in both languages. German Version Book Hasso Plattner, Christoph Meinel & Ulrich Weinberg (2009). Design Thinking. mi-Wirtschaftsbuch. ISBN-10: 3868800131, ISBN-13: 978-3868800135 General: […]
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Book Review: Handbook of Usability Testing (2nd Ed.)

By Christine Wiegand   This review takes a personal look at Dana Chisnell’s and Jeffrey Rubin’s bookHandbook of Usability Testing (2nd Ed.).   Book Dana Chisnell & Jeffrey Rubin Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design, and Conduct Effective Tests (2nd ed.) Wiley, 2008 ISBN-10: 0470185481, ISBN-13: 978-0470185483Usability: Testing   Authors Jeffrey Rubin, author […]
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Book Review: Scientific Collaboration on the Internet – Overview

By Gerd Waloszek   On this page, we provide an overview of the book Scientific Collaboration on the Internet, edited by Gary M. Olson, Ann Zimmerman & Nathan Bos. Back to review of the book   Overview of the Book Foreword (William A. Wulf) Preface Introduction (Gary M. Olson, Nathan Bos, and Ann Zimmerman) Defines […]
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Book Review: Scientific Collaboration on the Internet

By Gerd Waloszek This review takes a personal look at the book Scientific Collaboration on the Internet, edited by Gary M. Olson, Ann Zimmerman, and Nathan Bos.   Book Gary M. Olson, Ann Zimmerman & Nathan Bos (Eds.) Scientific Collaboration on the Internet The MIT Press, 2008 ISBN-10: 0262151200, ISBN-13: 978-0262151207General   Authors (Editors) Gary […]
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Book Review: Effective Prototyping for Software Makers

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a combined personal look at the book Effective Prototyping for Software Makers by Jonathan Arnowitz, Michael Arent, and Nevin Berger.   Book Jonathan Arnowitz, Michael Arent, and Nevin Berger Effective Prototyping for Software Makers Morgan Kaufmann, 2007 ISBN: 9780120885688Design: Prototyping   Authors Jonathan Arnowitz is a User Experience […]
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Book Review: Usability Management bei SAP-Projekten

By Kostanija Petrovic This review takes a personal look at the book Usability Managementbei SAP-Projekten, edited by Petra Abele, Jörn Hurtienne, and JochenPrümper.   Book Petra Abele, Jörn Hurtienne, & Jochen Prümper Usability Management bei SAP-Projekten. Grundlagen – Vorgehen – Methoden. Vieweg, 2007. ISBN: 383480244Usability: Customizing   Authors   No photo available Dr. Petra Abele: Consultant […]
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Book Review: Visual Thinking for Design

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Colin Ware’s book Visual Thinking for Design.   Book Colin Ware Visual Thinking: For Design Morgan Kaufmann, 2008 ISBN-10: 0123708966, ISBN-13: 978-0123708960Design, Visualization   Author Colin Ware is the director of the Data Visualization Research Lab at the University of New Hampshire, where he […]
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Book Review: Sketching User Experiences

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Bill Buxton’s book SketchingUser Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design.   Book Bill Buxton Sketching User Experiences: Getting the Design Right and the Right Design Morgan Kaufmann, 2007 ISBN-10: 0123740371, ISBN-13: 978-0123740373Design   Author Bill Buxton is a designer, researcher, and […]
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Book Review: GUI Bloopers 2.0

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Jeff Johnson’s book GUI Bloopers 2.0.   Book Jeff Johnson GUI Bloopers 2.0: Common User Interface Design Don’ts and Dos Morgan Kaufmann, 2007 ISBN: 0123706432Usability: UI Design   Author Jeff Johnson is a consultant at UI Wizards, Inc., a product usability firm (www.uiwizards.com). He […]
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Book Review: Press On – Principlesof Interaction Programming

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Harold Thimbleby’s book Press On – Principlesof Interaction Programming.   Book Harold Thimbleby Press On: Principles of Interaction Programming The MIT Press, 2007 ISBN-10: 0262201704, ISBN-13: 978-0262201704 Design: UI Design   Author Harold Thimbleby is Professor of Computer Science at Swansea University, Wales. He […]
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Book Review: Processing – A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Casey Reas and Ben Fry’s book Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists.   Book Reas, Casey & Fry, BenProcessing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists The MIT Press, 2007 ISBN-10: 0262182629, ISBN-13: 978-0262182621 Design: Programming   Authors Casey Reas […]
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Book Review: The Plenitude

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Rich Gold’s book The Plenitude.   Book Rich GoldThe Plenitude: Creativity, Innovation, and Making Stuff The MIT Press, 2007 ISBN-10: 0262072890, ISBN-13: 978-0262072892 Design   Author Rich Gold (1950-2003) was an artist, composer, designer, inventor, lecturer, and writer. Equally at home in the worlds […]
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Book Review: Information Visualization, Second Edition

By Gerd Waloszek This review takes a personal look at the second edition of Robert Spence’s textbook Information Visualization.   Book Robert Spence Information Visualization (2nd Edition) Prentice-Hall (Pearson), 2007 ISBN: 0132065509Information: Information presentation   Author Robert Spence is Emeritus Professor of Information Engineering at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London, where […]
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Book Review: Universal Usability – Tabular summary

By Gerd Waloszek   On this page, our author provides two tabular summaries of the book UniversalUsability, edited by Jonathan Lazar. Back to review of the book     Tabular Overviews of the Book Overview of Chapters   # Title Authors Disability/Main Characteristics Age Purpose of the Project IT Technique or Service Web 2 Designing Searching […]
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Book Review: Universal Usability

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at the book Universal Usability edited by Jonathan Lazar.   Book Jonathan Lazar (Ed.) Universal Usability Wiley & Sons, 2007ISBN: 0470027274Usability: Universal usability   Author Jonathan Lazar is an associate professor in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Towson University. He is also […]
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Book Review: Effective Prototyping for Software Makers – Extended Summary

By Gerd Waloszek   This is an extended summary of the book Effective Prototyping for Software Makers by Jonathan Arnowitz, Michael Arent, and Nevin Berger.   Overview (from Review) Effective Prototyping for Software Makers consists of four main parts (please note that these parts are not reflected in the book’s table of contents. I introduce […]
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Book Review: Information Dashboard Design

By Kai Willenborg   In this review, our author Kai Willenborg takes a personal look at the book Information Dashboard Design by Stephen Few.   Book Stephen Few Information Dashboard Design O’Reilly, 2006ISBN: 0596100167Design, Information: Information presentation   Author Stephen Few has over 20 years of experience as an IT innovator, consultant, andeducator. Today, as […]
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Book Review: Information Dashboard Design – Summary

By Kai Willenborg   On this page, our author Kai Willenborg collected a summary of the book Information Dashboard Design by Stephen Few. For a concise overview read the review instead.   History, Current Situation, and Purposes After a short history of dashboards, from executive information systems (EIS) in the 1980s to modern business performance […]
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Book Review: How Designers Think

By Joachim Sander   This review takes a personal look at the book How Designers Think by Bryan Lawson.   Book Bryan Lawson How Designers Think Architectural Press (2005) ISBN: 0-7506-6077-5Design   Author Bryan Lawson studied at the Oxford School of Architecture followed by a period in the Applied Psychology Department at the University of […]
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Book Review: The Design of Everyday Things

By Gerd Waloszek   This review is an excerpt and a personal comment on Don Norman’s book The Design of Everyday Things. Book Donald A. Norman The Design of Everyday Things Basic Books, 2002 ISBN: 0465067107 (Paperback)General, Design   Author Don Norman has a background in both engineering and the social sciences, with both academic […]
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Book Review: The Laws of Simplicity

By Kostanija Petrovic   This review takes a personal look at John Maeda’s book The Laws of Simplicity.   Book John Maeda The Laws of Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life The MIT Press, 2006 ISBN: 0262134721General, Design   Author John Maeda is a graphic designer, visual artist and computer scientist. He founded the SIMPLICITY Consortium […]
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Book Review: Hertzian Tales

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Anthony Dunne’s book Hertzian Tales.   Book Anthony Dunne Hertzian Tales: Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience, and Critical Design The MIT Press, 2005 ISBN: 0262042320General, Design   Author Anthony Dunne is Professor and Head of Interaction Design at the Royal Collage of Art in London. […]
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Book Review: The International Handbook of Creativity

By Mark Detweiler • The definitive version was published in INTERACTIONS, see the copyright note below   This review takes a personal look at the book edited by James C. Kaufman and Robert J. Sternberg The International Handbook of Creativity.   Book James C. Kaufman & Robert J. Sternberg (Eds.) The International Handbook of Creativity […]
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Book Review: Universal Principles of Design

By Joachim Sander   This review takes a personal look at William Lidwell’s, Kritina Holden’s, & Jill Butler’s book Universal Principles of Design.   Book William Lidwell, Kritina Holden, & Jill Butler Universal Principles of Design Rockport Publishers, 2003 ISBN: 1592530079Design: General   Authors William Lidwell is an artist, author, designer, and entrepreneur. He is […]
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Book Review: Writing Effective Use Cases

By Lucy Dobler   This review takes a personal look at Alistair Cockburn’s book Writing Effective Use Cases.   Book Alistair Cockburn Writing Effective Use Cases Addison-Wesley, 2001 ISBN: 0201702258 Usability: Methodology     Author Alistair Cockburn is an internationally renowned project witchdoctor and IT strategist, is best known for describing Software development as a […]
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Book Review: Systemisches Design

By Joachim Sander   This review takes a personal look at Cyrus Dominik Khazaeli’s book Systemisches Design. Please note that this book is written in German.   Book Cyrus D. Khazaeli Systemisches Design Rowohlt, 2005 ISBN: 3499600781Design: General   Author Cyrus Dominik Khazaeli is a Diplom Designer and Dozent at the FH Wedel, Germany. He […]
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Book Review: Shaping Things

By Gerd Waloszek This review takes a personal look at Bruce Sterling’s book Shaping Things.   Book Bruce Sterling Shaping Things MIT Press, 2005 ISBN: 0262693267 (Paperback) ISBN: 026219533X (Hardcover)Design: General   Author Michael Bruce Sterling (born April 14, 1954) is an American science fiction author, best known for his novels and his seminal work […]
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Book Review: Understanding Your Users

By Cornelia Nees   This review takes a personal look at Catherine Courage & Kathy Baxter’s book Understanding Your Users.   Book Catherine Courage & Kathy Baxter Understanding Your Users – A Practical Guide to User Requirements Methods, Tools, and Techniques Morgan Kaufmann , 2004 ISBN: 1558609350Usability: Methods   Authors Catherine Courage is the usability […]
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Book Review: Designing the User Interface (4th Edition)

By Silke Ecker   This review takes a personal look at Ben Shneiderman’s and Cathérine Plaisant’s book Designing the User Interface.   Book Ben Shneiderman & Cathérine Plaisant Designing the User Interface (4th Edition) Pearson Addison-Wesley, 2004 ISBN: 0321197680 (Hardcover)Usability: UI design   Authors Ben Shneiderman is a computer science professor at the University of […]
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Book Review: Thoughtful Interaction Design

By Stephen Corbett   This review takes a personal look at Jonas Löwgren’s and Erik Stolterman’s book Thoughtful Interaction Design: A Design Perspective on Information Technology.   Book Jonas Löwgren & Erik Stolterman (2004) Thoughtful Interaction Design: A Design Perspective on Information Technology The MIT Press ISBN: 0262122715Usability: UI design   Authors Jonas Löwgren is […]
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Book Review: The Semiotic Engineering of Human-Computer Interaction

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza’s book The Semiotic Engineering of Human-Computer Interaction.   Book Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza: The Semiotic Engineering of Human-Computer Interaction The MIT Press, 2005 ISBN: 0262042207General   Author Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza is Associative Professor and Founder of the Semiotic Engineering […]
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Book Review: In the Bubble

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at John Thackara’s book In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World.   Book John Thackara In the Bubble: Designing in a Complex World The MIT Press, 2005 ISBN: 0262201577General   Author John Thackara, described as a “design guru, critic and business provocateur” by Fast […]
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Book Review: A Whole New Mind

By Gudrun Krebs   In this book review, the writer takes a personal look at the book A Whole New Mind by Daniel H. Pink.   Book Daniel H. Pink A Whole New Mind: Moving from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age Riverhead, 2005 ISBN: 1573223085General   Author Daniel H. Pink, former White House […]
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Book Review: Participatory IT Design

By Gerd Waloszek   In this review, I take a personal look at the book Participatory IT Design by Keld Bødker, Finn Kensing, and Jesper Simonsen. I would also like to add that this is not a “full-fledged” review but a review from a user interface designer’s perspective.   Book Keld Bødker, Finn Kensing, & […]
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Book Review: Technology as Experience

By Gerd Waloszek   In this review, I take a personal look at the book Technology as Experience by John McCarthy and Peter Wright.   Book John McCarthy & Peter Wright Technology as Experience MIT Press, 2004 ISBN: 0262134470Design: General   Authors John McCarthy is a Senior Lecturer at University College, Cork, Ireland.Peter Wright is […]
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Book Review: Digital Ground

By Gerd Waloszek   In this review, I take a personal look at the book Digital Ground by Malcolm McCullough.   Book Malcolm McCullough Digital Ground: Architecture, Pervasive Computing, and Environmental Knowing MIT Press, 2004 ISBN: 0262134357Design: General   Author Malcolm McCullough explores digital media for the built environment. Beginning with computer aided-design in architecture, […]
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Book Review: Cultivating Communities of Practice – A Guide to Managing Knowledge

By Christine Wiegand   This review takes a personal look at the book Cultivating Communities of Practice – A Guide to Managing Knowledge by Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, and William M. Snyder.   Book Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, & William M. Snyder Cultivating Communities of Practice – A Guide to Managing Knowledge Harvard Business School […]
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Book Review: Design Research (by Mandana & Gerd)

By Mandana Samii & Gerd Waloszek   In this review, Mandana Samii takes a personal look at the book Design Research, edited by Brenda Laurel. The review is introduced by Gerd Waloszek. Please note that there is also another review of the book on this site.   Book Brenda Laurel (Ed.) Design Research: Methods and […]
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Book Review: Windows and Mirrors

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Jay David Bolter’s and Diane Gromala’s book Windows and Mirrors: Interaction Design, Digital Art, and the Myth of Transparency.   Book Jay David Bolter & Diane Gromala Windows and Mirrors: Interaction Design, Digital Art, and the Myth of Transparency The MIT Press, 2003 ISBN: […]
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Book Review: Observing the User Experience

By Christine Wiegand   This review takes a personal look at Mike Kuniavsky’s book Observing the User Experience.   Book Mike Kuniavsky Observing the User Experience: A Practitioner’s Guide to User Research Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2003 ISBN: 1558609237Usability: Methods   Author Mike Kuniavsky is a founding partner of Adaptive Path, a user experience consulting company […]
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Book Review: Information Design

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at the book Information Design edited by Robert Jacobson.   Book Jacobson, Robert (Ed.) Information Design MIT Press, 2000 ISBN: 0262600358 (Paperback)Design: Information design   Author Robert (Bob) Jacobson heads Bluefire Consulting, a San Mateo-based consultancy for, among others, holistic technology assessment. Until recently, Jacobson […]
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Book Review: Leonardo’s Laptop

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Ben Shneiderman’s book Leonardo’s Laptop.   Book Ben Shneiderman Leonardo’s Laptop The MIT Press, 2002; ISBN: 0262194767 (Hardcover) The MIT Press, 2003; ISBN: 0262692996 (Paperback)General   Author Ben Shneiderman’s contributions to the user interface design field are numerous and diverse, such as hypertext systems, […]
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Book Review: Bringing Design to Software

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at the book Bringing Design to Software edited by Terry Winograd.   Book Winograd, Terry (Ed.) Bringing Design to Software Addison-Wesley, 1996 ISBN: 0201854910Design: Software design, UI design   Author Terry Winograd’s focus is on human-computer interaction design, with a focus on the theoretical background […]
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Book Review: The Craft of Information Visualization – Readings and Reflections

By Gerd Waloszek, SAP AG, SAP User Experience – July 24, 2003 This review takes a personal look at Ben Bederson’s and Ben Shneiderman’s book The Craft of Information Visualization – Readings and Reflections.   Book Ben Bederson & Ben Shneiderman The Craft of Information Visualization: Readings and Reflections Morgan Kaufmann, 2003 ISBN: 1558609156Information: Information […]
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Book Review: Making the Web Work

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Bob Baxley’s recent book Making the Web Work.   Book Bob Baxley Making the Web Work New Riders Publishing, 2002 ISBN: 0-7357-1196-8Design: Web Design, Web Applications, Methodology Book Website   Author Bob Baxley is a practicing designer who lives and works in Silicon Valley. […]
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Book Review: Paper Prototyping

By Christine Wiegand   This review takes a personal look at Carolyn Snyder’s book Paper Prototyping.   Book Carolyn Snyder Paper Prototyping Morgan Kaufmann, 2003 ISBN: 1558608702General: Prototyping   Author Carolyn Snyder is an independent usability consultant at Snyder Consulting. Prior to that, she worked for, among others, Jared Spool’s company User Interface Engineering, where […]
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Book Review: GUI Bloopers

By Christine Wiegand   This review takes a personal look at Jeff Johnson’s book GUI Bloopers.   Book Jeff Johnson GUI Bloopers: Don’ts and Do’s for Software Developers and Web Designers Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2000 ISBN: 1558605827Usability: UI Design   Author Jeff Johnson is a consultant at UI Wizards, Inc., a product usability firm (www.uiwizards.com). […]
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Book Review: Web Bloopers

By Christine Wiegand   This review takes a personal look at Jeff Johnson’s new book Web Bloopers.   Book Jeff Johnson Web Bloopers: 60 Common Web Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 2003 ISBN: 1558608400Usability: Web Design   Author Jeff Johnson is a consultant at UI Wizards, Inc., a product usability […]
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Book Review: Elements of Graph Design

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Stephen Kosslyn’s book Elements of Graph Design.   Book Stephen M. Kosslyn Elements of Graph Design W. H. Freeman & Co, 1993 ISBN: 0716722631 ISBN: 071672362X (Hardcover)Information: Information presentation   Author Steven Kosslyn is Professor of Psychology at Havard University. His research in cognitive […]
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Book Review: Contextual Design

By Gerd Waloszek   This review takes a personal look at Karen Holtzblatt’s and Hugh Beyer’s book Contextual Design.   Book Hugh Beyer & Karen Holtzblatt Contextual Design: A Customer-Centered Approach to Systems Designs Academic Press, Inc., 1997 ISBN: 1558604111 (Hardcover)Usability: Methodology – Contextual design, User task analysis   Authors Karen Holtzblatt is the visionary […]
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Book Review: Information Visualization

By Gerd Waloszek, SAP AG, SAP User Experience – May 20, 2003   This review takes a personal look at Robert Spence’s book Information Visualization.   Book Robert Spence Information Visualization Addison-Wesley (ACM Press), 2000 ISBN: 0201596261Information: Information presentation   Author Robert Spence is Emeritus Professor of Information Engineering at the Imperial College of Science, […]
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