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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May 23, Stacia rated it did not like it. Best of luck in all your future endeavors. Laughing Which is what I loved about it.

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By creating a Core77 account you ob that you accept the Terms of Use. I’m gonna go ahead and judge this book by its cover. I’ve ordered the book. Subscribe to Radio Johnny on iTunes.

Thoughts on Interaction Design

I also liked his ruminations on poetic interactions. And thanks again to talking to me on Radio Johnny. Dec 12, Jiri rated it really liked it. It was mixed with examples and theory of IxD.

Yes or no, does Johnny love you? Kolko’s references are consistent but different from my own; it’s a peek into the groupthink of CMU and that’s a really really good thing for someone who’s not a product of that culture or system. The designer of a car interior or a kitchen knife is as much an interaction designer as someone writing java scripts for websites. Ruby rated it it was amazing Jan 10, In all, an engaging and intelligent read. This book does have some impressive insights but quite incomprehensible to me due to some abstract concepts and rarely used words.

Kolko himself expresses this in the introduction, when he describes design as a both a language and a rhetoric. Jon shares a variety of ideas including the need to differentiate design research from market research; the importance of creating a balanced corporate culture; and how we as UX practitioners need to not lose sight of the elements of craft, execution, and appropriateness when working towards our ultimate goal of creating great experiences for our clients.


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Designing for Sociality in…. Additionally, some of the advice in here is understated and practical. And then my job as a designer is to translate all that cultural understanding into something useful. Jon Kolko is a good citizen of the design world: I’m not saying he’s wrong, it’s just that this book was a real drag to read because he comes off so high and mighty.

The difficult part of design is balancing those two disparate requirements, and kokko Kolko acknowledges in dichotomy, he invests a great deal of trust in the designer. Going further, you know that engineers and developers who are sort of traditional long standing disciplines in these fields.

They have little experience of: Specifically, I enjoyed in no particular order: As jom child, it didn’t even dawn on me that one could study design. By guaranteeing future proceeds, entrepreneurs could be Jul 11, Miguel Tokumoto rated it really liked it. Is it going om be really hard? The tragedy is that while Thoughts on Interaction Design may become required reading for designers, the people that would benefit the most from reading the book are executives, engineers and managers.

I just presumed that products appeared through spontaneous generation. Where I live, upon hearing the word designer, most people presume fashion before industry. Yes, and it was noted by a friend of mine at the poetry parties, like the shortest part of the book. And you were talking in your book on ethics and morals and morality and how these things have an interdict role to play because ultimately what we value or what we see as ethical or appropriate or the appropriate process to follow either in a business or a social context; that may be entirely different than what people expect or demand in a place like.

However, this book is quite different – it doesn’t deal with the ‘how to’ of interaction design, but rather explores the ‘why’ from different angles, putting the emphasis on humane-driven, rather than technology-driven interactions.


Sadly, most people in corporate America feel the same way. Keep me signed in Cancel.

Please enter your email and we will send an email to reset your password. Although I didn’t have the same reaction that the reviewer did, I highly recommend this book. In boxes of forty four up htoughts down the stairs we went.

On the later chapter Kolko shared his view about shifting from profit to social impact in solving wicked problems. As a reviewer of design books, I found that Kolko referenced all of the right bibles, from the aforementioned Dreyfuss and Norman to visual thinkers like Edward Tufte. So why in your mind is this true? And the first is absolutely characterized, the corporate, the large, is absolutely characterized by a lack of process and a lack of understanding an appreciation of it.

If I can with a degree of certainty know that you will experience a mindful set of interactions with the product that I made. Want eesign Read saving…. Already have an account? Join overdesigners who stay up-to-date with the Core77 newsletter The interpretation of gathered data, however, is dramatically different across disciplines. Can you elaborate on some of these differences?

Thoughts on Interaction Design by Jon Kolko

That in itself is frustrating, because you find yourself constantly having to switch “hats” and perspectives, but not in a way that makes you explore an issue deeper, but rather, just struggling to understand what the point is. So in I wrote it and shopped it around to some publishers, I had some interesting responses.

Gordon Bruce’s monograph of Eliot Noyes demonstrates the joy and prosperity that the latter approach can provide.