This book consists of a series of essays which addresses the essentials of the development processes in user-experience design (UX design) planning, research, analysis, evaluation, training and implementation, and deals with the essential components (metaphors, mental models, navigation, and appearance) of user-interfaces and user-experiences during the period of 2002-2007.
These essays grew from the authors own column entitled 'Fast Forward' which appeared in Interaction Magazine - the flagship publication of the ACM Special Interest Group on Human-Computing Interaction (SIGCHI). Written in such a way as to ensure longevity, these essays have not been edited or updated, however a short Postscripts has been added to provide some comments on each topic from a current perspective.
HCI and User-Experience Design provides a fascinating historical review of the professional and research world of UX and HCI during a period of significant growth and development and would be of interest to students, researchers, and designers who are interested in recent developments within the field.
Foreword.- Preface.- Metaphors and User Interfaces in the 21st Century.- Culture Class vs. Culture Clash.- CHI as a Cross-Tribal Community.- Dare We Define User-Interface Design?.- The Cult of Cute: The Challenge of User-Experience Design.- User-Interface Design and China: A Great Leap Forward.- Universal, Ubiquitous, User-Interface Design for the Disabled and Elderly.- Icons/Symbols and More: Visible Languages to Facilitate Communication.- What Do UI Designers Think About Protecting Their Designs?.- When is a User Not a User? Who Are We? What Do We Do?.- The Emotion Commotion.- The Next Revolution: Vehicle User Interfaces.- Patterns within Patterns.- User-Experience Planning for Corporate Success.- Insights on Outsourcing.- Branding 101 It's About Time.- User-Centered Design (UCD) in the Enterprise: Corporations Begin to Focus on UCD.- Dreaming of Robots: An Interview About Robots with Bruce Sterling.- The Out-of-Box Home Experience: Remote from Reality.- Usability Grows Up: The Great Debate.- Education and CHI.- When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do: HCII 2005 Recap.- Dashboards in Your Future.- Visualizing the Future of Information Visualization.- HCI Sci-Fi at the Movies and on TV.- Wit and Wisdom: Where Do We Turn for Advice?.- From KidCHI to BabyCHI .- SeniorCHI: The Geezers are Coming!.- Taxonomies to Tax the Couch-Potato's Cortex .- Happy Birthday! CHI at 25.- Big Spaces, Big Lives, Big Challenges.- Fun! Fun! Fun! In the User Experience.- Am I Pushing Your Buttons? .- The Sun Rises in the East.- HCI Goes Mainstream in the Comics.- Saving the USA, and So Can You: FaceBucks to the Rescue.