Cover for Thoughts on Interaction Design. Thoughts on Interaction Design. Book • Authors: Jon Kolko. Browse book content. About the book. Search in this. Thoughts on Interaction Design has ratings and 21 reviews. Kars said: More like a pep-talk for interaction designers. It’s a good book for those in d. I am a fan of Jon Kolko’s writing. He has written articles in several editions of ACM Interactions magazine. I didn’t know he has written an.

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Sadly, most people in corporate America feel the same way. I’m gonna go ahead and judge this book by its cover. Yes, and maybe you have touched on this already and forgive me if you have. The concept that someone actually sat down to design stuff seemed pretty far flung. And not just making stuff for consumption and even entertainment, but to really focus on the bigger social issues that sort of plague us. The word “Thoughts” in the title is apt – Jon meanders through a whole range of topics, but to a depth of academic yet interesting analysis unmatched in other publications relating to design.

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There has been some good talk recently about the idea of affect, emotion, and experience. This book does have some impressive insights but quite incomprehensible to me due to some abstract desigj and rarely used words. As a reviewer, one feels an obligation to read a book from cover to cover, but Oj with FontFont begs to be explored rather than read. You can kind of compare that to the dialogue that you might have with something that has been passed down threw your family.

The book showcases the output of FontShop International, a type foundry thoughtss inaround the time that Apple designed their TrueType system and Adobe I remember feeling just the same way upon speaking with a kollko of technical manuals who explained to me that the manual was usually written as an afterthought, once the manufactured product was coming off the assembly line.


It shows a clear way of problem solving not available to practitioners from other fields such as advertising and business in general. As a child, it didn’t even dawn on me that one could study design. So given just a little, little tiny framework, theses guys are able to walk circles around, again me and the creative teams, simply because if you could find an empathetic developer they can do all human anthropological stuff and empathize and all that good stuff.

And there is a sense of dialogue that he has with the object but also all of the generations and cultures that have thougghts it before, but I think is much joj humane. One of them is related to what I think you were just describing with respect to experience. So I have some thoughts on how to achieve that but it only gets you closer.

Username Password Forgot password? Apr 12, Kars rated it liked it Shelves: I’m big jnteraction of Jon Kolko’s design synthesis methodology as he describes them in various talks online, and in the Exposing the magic of design.

They have little experience of: Hans Lehr rated it it was amazing May 26, Best of luck in all your future endeavors. Do you have a vision for the discipline? I think the book is not for everyone and not that practical as the author stated in the introduction.

Listen to this show Hon time: Central Iowa UX B His work is erudite, expressive and ably explains the field of interaction design using academic references, historical precedent and real world examples. And I was wondering how does the interaction designer people go from chaos to making wise design decision.

Radio Johnny: Jon Kolko’s Thoughts on Interaction Design

There are a few aspects that are very tightly related in you book. They both focus on people, they are both interactin and qualitative, they both borrow heavily on the social and behavioural signs but design research and designers attempt to understand culture, whereas marketing research tries to predict behaviour.


Kolko takes himself way too seriously, apart from the odd and even slightly amusing though mostly unrelated images. And why they interactino. Every UX designer should read this book.

If you want a book that makes you feel UX is important, this is a good one. It also ties business success to design and the emphasis on the end user. Please enter your email and we will send an email to reset your password. Want to Read saving…. I asked him to send me a couple questions that he thought we could chat about.

I just presumed that products appeared through spontaneous generation. OK, you convinced me. Interaction Conference Founded inthe Interaction Design Association Conference brings together practitioners interested in all things around interaction design.

And then my job as a designer is to translate all that cultural understanding into something useful. One you could paint broadly as thoughte with corporate developers.

Book Review: Thoughts on Interaction Design, by Jon Kolko – Core77

The big principle is that “Interaction Design is the creation of a dialogue between a person thoights a product, service, or system. Interaction 12 took place in Dublin, Ireland on 1—4 Is beautiful the same as gorgeous? Cool, colour in the wireframes. Yes, and it was noted by a friend of mine at the poetry parties, like the shortest part of the book. This is a must read for anyone working desgn the Design industry.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. I don’t want to know what interaction design is, I want to figure out how to become better interactiln it. But as a practitioner with almost ten years experience under my belt, I was hoping for more remarkable thoughts.