Semiotics in Product Design

Posted in 2000s, Articles, Theory

Sara Ilstedt Hjelm, “Semiotics in Product Design” (pdf) 2002

Response Time in Man-computer Conversational Transactions

Posted in 1960s, Articles, Cogniton

Robert Miller, “Response time in man-computer conversational transactions” (pdf) (1968)

Pawned: Gamification and Its Discontents

Posted in 2010s, Game Mechanics, Presentations

Sebastian Deterding, “Pawned: Gamification and Its Discontents” (2010)

Make It So: What Interaction Designers can Learn from Science Fiction Interfaces

Posted in 2000s, Presentations

“Make It So: What Interaction Designers can Learn from Science Fiction Interfaces” (2008)

A Procedure For Developing Intuitive And Ergonomic Gesture Interfaces For Man-Machine Interaction

Posted in 2000s, Ergonomics

Michael Nielsen, Moritz Störring, Thomas B. Moeslund, and Erik Granum, “A Procedure For Developing Intuitive And Ergonomic Gesture Interfaces For Man-Machine Interaction” (pdf) (2003)

Crisis & Interaction Design

Posted in 2010s, History, Inspirational

Chris Blow, “Crisis & Interaction Design” (2010)

Ergonomics for Interaction Designers

Posted in 2000s, Basics, Ergonomics

Rob Tannen, “Ergonomics for Interaction Designers” Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 (2009)

Why We Turned Microsoft Office Into A Game

Posted in 2010s, Presentations

Daniel Cook, Why We Turned Microsoft Office Into a Game” (2010)

Foundations of Interaction Design

Posted in 2000s, History, Presentations

Karen McGrane, “Foundations of Interaction Design” (2008)

In the Age of the Smart Machine

Posted in 1980s, Non-Fiction Books

Shoshana Zuboff, In The Age Of The Smart Machine: The Future Of Work And Power (1989)

Interface Culture

Posted in 1990s, Non-Fiction Books

Steven Johnson, Interface Culture (1997)

Where The Action Is

Posted in 2000s, Non-Fiction Books, Theory, Ubicomp and Internet of Things

Paul Dourish, Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction (2004)

Digital Ground

Posted in 2000s, Non-Fiction Books, Theory, Ubicomp and Internet of Things

Malcolm McCullough, Digital Ground: Architecture, Pervasive Computing, and Environmental Knowing (2005)

Thoughtful Interaction Design

Posted in 2000s, Non-Fiction Books, Theory

Jonas Löwgren and Erik Stolterman, Thoughtful Interaction Design: A Design Perspective on Information Technology (2007)

Places to Intervene in a System

Posted in 1990s, Articles, Inspirational, Theory

Donella H. Meadows, “Places to Intervene in a System” (1997)

Regarding “leverage points” in a system.

The Mother of All Demos

Posted in 1960s, History, Interface Design, Videos, Visionary

Douglas Engelbart, A research center for augmenting human intellect (1968)

From Wikipedia: The Mother of All Demos is a name given retrospectively to Douglas Engelbart’s December 9, 1968, demonstration at the Fall Joint Computer Conference (FJCC) at the Convention Center in San Francisco, in which a number of experimental technologies that have since become commonplace were presented. The demo featured the first computer mouse the public had ever seen, as well as introducing interactive text, video conferencing, teleconferencing, email, hypertext and a collaborative real-time editor.

Inside Steve’s Brain

Posted in 2000s, History, Inspirational, Non-Fiction Books, Process, Project Management

Leander Kahney, Inside Steve’s Brain (2008)

This book might be the most complete look at what a design managers, VPs of design, or creative directors should be doing to improve their products.

Designing for Interaction: Building a Vision for Innovation in Interaction Design

Posted in 2000s, Presentations, Theory

Chris Bernard, “Designing for Interaction: Building a Vision for Innovation in Interaction Design” (2008)

Learning Interaction Design from Everyday Objects

Posted in 2000s, Interface Design, Presentations

Bill DeRouchey, “Learning Interaction Design from Everyday Objects” (2006)

Interaction Design History in a Teeny Little Nutshell

Posted in 2000s, History, Inspirational, Presentations

Marc Rettig, “Interaction Design History in a Teeny Little Nutshell” (2004)