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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Dan Saffer has a knack for writing the right book at the right time.

Whilst service designers like Live Work in the UK are trying innovate and refine the entire service experience, it is easy for other companies to slip into dessigning technology due to misguided rationales.

There is an interplay of hardware and software, driven by behavior and code, that we probably haven’t seen to this degree since the s, when computing resources were painfully scarce. Nintendo’s Wii and Apple’s iPhone and iPod Touch have made gestural interfaces popular, but until now there’s been no complete source of information about the technology.

Once you move into the locations where you find a lot of touchscreens and gestural interfaces, those setups just seem clunky and unnecessary. He is relatively cautious about the future predictions and there is nothing there that is likely to come back and haunt him apart from the robots, maybe.

The Power-Hog power consumption metering piggy bank is designed “to sensitize kids to energy cost associated with running electronics devices. Touchscreens are a deep combination of hardware and software and with some gestural interfaces the hardware seems to dematerialize all together and we’re left with our bodies as the sole input device. They weren’t set up for this new world of networked objects. Our products are now services. If you have anything to do with designing any kind of consumer electronics device, you should get a copy of Designing Gestural Interfaces and get a second copy to give to the marketing department who will, no doubt, be trying to stuff multitouch interfaces on everything.


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It is a-must for anyone dealing eaffer the design of either UI, gestures or both. Paperbackpages. Smart objects, near-field communication between devices as well as the ethics of gestural interaction all feature. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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Great overview – these interfaces are going to be ubiquitous in the near future thanks to Siddhi Lizcano for the recommendation. Think Frank Gehry meets Michael Dell! Laura rated it liked it Aug 22, We have to be certain we’re applying touchscreens when and where appropriately.

Pedro Marques rated it it was amazing Feb 24, Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Why wasn’t there a book about these things?

Packed with informative illustrations and photos, this book helps you: Designing Gestural Interfaces provides you with essential information about kinesiology, sensors, ergonomics, physical computing, touchscreen technology, and new interface patterns — all you need to know to augment your existing skills in “traditional” web design, software, or product intervaces. One of the amazing things about the launch of the iPhone was that the commercials focused almost entirely on the UI, which I’d interfaecs seen elsewhere.


Apr 12, Kars rated it really liked it Shelves: How come I have no idea how big a touchscreen button needs to be?

We’re still figuring out what this stuff is good for and it’s going to take a while, perhaps a long while, before we figure out the things it’s really best at. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Open Preview See a Problem? We wanted to have a design firm that was created from the outset to address the new challenges of responsive objects. From an ergonomic perspective, the question is: That’s so easy” because he makes good design principles and practices look like child’s play. In others it is a first and valiant stab and pinning down a currently emerging and rapidly changing area.

Join overdesigners who stay up-to-date with the Core77 newsletter Username Password Forgot password? Anyway a good starting point and shows once more how very much at the beginning of this development we are.