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Author Kuniavsky, Mike.

Title Smart things : ubiquitous computing user experience design / Mike Kuniavsky.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Morgan Kaufmann Publisher, ©2010.


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Summary The world of smart shoes, appliances, and phones is already here, but the practice of user experience (UX) design for ubiquitous computing is still relatively new. Design companies like IDEO and frogdesign are regularly asked to design products that unify software interaction, device design and service design -- which are all the key components of ubiquitous computing UX -- and practicing designers need a way to tackle practical challenges of design. Theory is not enough for them -- luckily the industry is now mature enough to have tried and tested best practices and case studies from the field. Smart Things presents a problem-solving approach to addressing designers' needs and concentrates on process, rather than technological detail, to keep from being quickly outdated. It pays close attention to the capabilities and limitations of the medium in question and discusses the tradeoffs and challenges of design in a commercial environment. Divided into two sections, frameworks and techniques, the book discusses broad design methods and case studies that reflect key aspects of these approaches. The book then presents a set of techniques highly valuable to a practicing designer. It is intentionally not a comprehensive tutorial of user-centered design as that is covered in many other books'but it is a handful of techniques useful when designing ubiquitous computing user experiences. In short, Smart Things gives its readers both the why of this kind of design and the how," in well-defined chunks. Tackles design of products in the post-Web world where computers no longer have to be monolithic, expensive general-purpose devices. Features broad frameworks and processes, practical advice to help approach specifics, and techniques for the unique design challenges. Presents case studies that describe, in detail, how others have solved problems, managed trade-offs, and met successes.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: the middle of Moore's law -- What is user experience design and who creates it? -- Interaction metaphors -- Information is a material -- The Whirlpool Centralpark refrigerator : the design of an accessory port -- Information shadows -- Clickables : toys and information shadows -- Devices are service avatars -- The iPod : a service avatar -- Applianceness -- Roomwizard : an appliance for office society -- Scales of experience -- Plasma poster : unifying work cultures with a digital poster -- Observation and ideation -- Simulation and sketching -- Nabaztag, an ambiguous avatar -- Augmentations and mashups -- Common design challenges -- From invisible computing to everyware.
Subject Ubiquitous computing.
User interfaces (Computer systems)
Human-computer interaction.
COMPUTERS -- Interactive & Multimedia.
COMPUTERS -- Social Aspects -- Human-Computer Interaction.
Human-computer interaction. (OCoLC)fst00963494
Ubiquitous computing. (OCoLC)fst01160283
User interfaces (Computer systems) (OCoLC)fst01163191
Användargränssnitt -- design.
Genre/Form Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Kuniavsky, Mike. Smart things. Amsterdam ; Boston : Morgan Kaufmann Publisher, ©2010 9780123748997 0123748992 (DLC) 2010014712 (OCoLC)515497069
ISBN 0080954081 (electronic bk.)
9780080954080 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000055741893
CHDSB 005989227
CHNEW 001009810
CHVBK 519242939
DEBBG BV039827086
DEBBG BV042300702
DEBBG BV044150063
DEBSZ 367744848
DEBSZ 372738265
DEBSZ 430922485
DEBSZ 481266011
NZ1 13641735
UKMGB 017594913

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