09 August 2008

Subject to Change

This book is about design theory for the digital age, and aspires to be read alongside Viktor Papanek's Design for the Real Word and Donald Norman's The Design of Everyday Things or his 'revised' views in Emotional Design. It's written by four guys from Jesse James Garrett's company, Adaptive Path, and draws heavily on their work in what they call 'experience design'. They are challenging conventional wisdoms of commercial practice in the light of the new digital possibilities. For instance, piling more and more features into a product may not be a good thing - as users of VCR machines will confirm. Neither will building a novelty if nobody has a use for it - as the Segway proved. What they are proposing is a radical alternative... Read more >>

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