All in all, I cannot recommend this book too highly: it is fascinating, stimulating and illuminating.—Professor Tom Wilson, Information Research—
During the past forty years, interaction designers have powerfully transformed the daily lives of billions. Designing Interactions is a deeply knowing, intimate portrayal of these people: who they are, how they think, and precisely what they do. If you live or work with computers or cell phones—and who among us has any choice about that?—then you owe it to yourself to read this. A labor of love that was years in the making, this classic has no rival in its field.
, author of Shaping Things
Designing Interactions offers multiple interfaces in its own right. It’s not just a well-designed, nicely indexed book, with a heft that strains the tendons (the back of my review copy cracked after only a few hours of gentle use), but also an enclosed DVD with interviews, and a website (designinginteractions.com) that includes a weekly downloadable chapter. There’s an inherent lesson in this arrangement, which is the value of choice. The very randomness of Moggridge’s archive shows the truest quality of good interaction design: personality.
This is one hell of a book…Part history lesson, part computer science thesis, part design education, part personal design philosophy, it is fascinating, inspirational, occasionally baffling, and often hilarious.