This book has changed the world of a generation of students, educators and designers – helping them to see life and technology in ways that inspire and inform appealing, delightful and effective interactive devices and services. Foundational knowledge and emerging topics are presented with virtuoso flair. It charms from the start: page after page you’ll encounter stimulating, thoughtful wisdom written in a friendly, encouraging and empowering way. If you only ever buy one interaction design book in your life, this is the one: buy it and join the vital movement of person, community and society centred design that is building a bright future for billions of users worldwide.
Professor Matt Jones, Future Interaction Technology Lab, co-author of There’s Not an App for That – Mobile User Experience for Life (www.changetheworldUX.org), Swansea University
The 4th edition of Interaction Design, with its comprehensive and refreshing take on fundamentals of Human–Computer Interaction and integration in practice and recent research, sustains its status of first choice HCI course book in Namibia. The book is well-structured and content blended with plentiful case studies, activities and relevant and entertaining links which promote students’ appreciation beyond their course work.
Dr Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, School of Computing and Informatics, Polytechnic of Namibia
Interaction Design has always been my favorite textbook for all levels of education in HCI – so much so it inspired the development of our new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes named after it. With this new edition it continues to be the most updated and accessible work available. As always, it captures state of the art in the field’s cumulative body of knowledge, and is a timely pointer toward new and emerging trends in interactive technology design and use.
Dr Jesper Kjeldskov, Professor of Computer Science, Research Centre for Socio+Intercative Design, Aalborg University, Denmark
Preece, Sharp & Rogers have become a recognized brand name trusted by students, researchers, developers, and design practitioners in an increasingly diverse field across user experience design, ubiquitous computing, urban informatics, and mobile applications. The 4th edition refreshes this foundational textbook that continues to provide a compre-hensive, current, and compelling coverage of concepts, methods, and cases of interaction design. Informed by the combined wisdom and thought leadership of these three senior academics, the book is a trusted source of applied knowledge grounded and refined by years of experience.
Professor Marcus Foth, Director, Urban Informatics Research Lab Interactive & Visual Design, School of Design, Queensland University of Technology Brisbane, Australia
The authors of this book have succeeded! Again! This new edition reflects in full richness what constitutes modern interaction design. While being the most comprehensive and authoritative source in the field it is also amazingly accessible and a pleasure to read.
Dr. Erik Stolterman, Professor in Informatics, School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
The speed of change in ICT is both the cause and the consequence of new ways to view, design and support human interactions with digital technology. Keeping a textbook up-to-date in HCI is therefore a major challenge. Thanks to the authors’ firm commitment to education and outstanding capacity to combine, in every new edition, an account of the deep foundations of the field with a broad selection of advanced topics, the complete set of all four editions of this book testifies to the remarkable evolution of HCI as a discipline. Interaction Design is thus not only a first-class textbook for HCI education but also an insightful depiction of how the discipline has grown and contributed to the pervasiveness of digital technology in everyday life.
Clarisse Sieckenius de Souza, Departamento de Informática, PUC-Rio, Brazil
I’ve loved Interaction Design in the past, as it provided a contemporary line of sight between theory and practice. Its style encouraged interaction, especially for readers where English is not their first language, by capturing the wisdom in engagingly readable ways. This 4th edition updates what is already wholesome and good, to deliver more, especially with the e-text version. I’d say this latest revision not only gives its readers the best chance to know where their learning journey ought to start, it takes them well down the track to understanding this important field with a much more critical lens.
Patrick O’Brien, Managing Director, The Amanuenses Network Pte Ltd, Singapore
Interaction Design has been my textbook of choice for generalist and introductory HCI courses ever since the first edition. It is well written, with great use of examples and supplementary resources. It is authoritative and has excellent coverage. The latest edition brings the material up-to-date. Importantly, it is also an engaging read.
Ann Blandford, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, University College London, UK
Interaction Design by Preece, Sharp and Rogers offers an engaging excursion through the world of interaction design. The new edition offers a view on a broad range of topics needed for students in the field of interaction design, human-computer interaction, information design, web design or ubiquitous computing. The book should be one of the things every student should have in their backpack. It guides one through the jungle of information in our digital age. The online resources are a great help to create good classes my students and remove some weight from my backpack.
Johannes Schöning, Professor of Computer Science, Hasselt University, Belgium
Interaction Design has been one of the textbooks of reference at the University of Castilla – La Mancha (Spain) for several years. It covers the main topics in Human Computer Interaction offering a comprehensive equilibrium between theoretical and practical approaches to the discipline. The new chapter about ‘Interaction Design in Practice’ and the remarkable updates in some chapters, with new case studies and examples, allow the user to explore the book from different perspectives and facilitate its use as a textbook in different subjects.
Professor Manuel Ortega, CHICO Group (Computer Human Interaction and Collaboration), University of Castilla - La Mancha, Spain
Interaction Design is an excellent textbook for general HCI courses that covers topics from the essential theoretical and methodological knowledge to the state-of-the-art practical knowledge in HCI and interaction design. The fourth edition again maintains this book’s position as a must-have book for all HCI and interaction design students.
Youn-kyung Lim, Department of Industrial Design, KAIST, Korea
For years this book has been my recommendation for a general introduction to Human–Computer Interaction. What I particularly admire is the combination of theoretical content exploring human understanding and behaviour, along with practical content on designing, developing, and evaluating interaction systems – all with references to the literature. The new edition updates existing content, and adds important material on recent developments, for example touch-interaction on smartphones and tablets.
Robert Biddle, Professor of Human–Computer Interaction, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
This new edition provides another wonderful opportunity to reflect on the core issues of Interaction Design and their ongoing definition and redefinition in changing contexts. It’s great to see the maker community welcomed into the new edition along with all the other updated mate-rial. I am confident I can continue to set this book as the basic text for my classes and for those wishing to learn more about Interaction design and related areas.
Toni Robertson, Professor of Interaction Design, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
This book teaches interaction design by motivating and activating the student, and there really is no other way.
Dr. Albert Ali Salah, Bog˘aziçi University, Turkey
I picked up the first edition of Interaction Design when I started learning about HCI and interaction design and haven’t left it since. Now I use the latest edition to introduce the subject to both undergraduate and re-search students because the book provides a truly multidisciplinary overview of IxD, doing justice to the natures of the discipline. It offers an excellent balance: from general concepts, to design, prototyping and evaluation methodology and, importantly, to plenty of colourful and in-spiring examples. The new section on IxD practice is a much needed addition, as the industry keeps growing and reaches maturity.
Enrico Costanza, Electronics and Computer Science, The University of Southampton, UK
This fourth edition is going to continue to be the Interaction Design reference book for academics and students. Our work in communication sciences and technologies will continue to find many enlightening path-ways and references within the traditional human-centric approach but also deeper into social and emotional interaction issues. The updates to this edition are of utmost relevance and also underline very well the strategic relation with industry’s use of HCI R&D methods and techniques nowadays.
Oscar Mealha, Department of Communication and Art, University of Aveiro, Portugal
I have used all editions of the book in my courses. I love how each new edition continues to be relevant, vibrant and central for educating interaction designers, and keeping them up to date with the changes in the field. Thumbs up for the fourth edition, too!
Alma Leora Culén, Design of Information Systems, University of Oslo, Norway
The book is great. Now, I have very good resources to support me teaching my undergraduate HCI course. I really liked how the information is presented in the book; an excellent blend of theories, concepts, examples, and case studies. Moreover, I would like to use the book as one of my resources in research on HCI education. I would highly recommend this book for HCI instructors and students.
Dr. Harry B. Santoso, Instructor of Interaction System (HCI) course at Faculty of Computer Science, Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia
For many years, Interaction Design: Beyond Human–Computer Interaction has been used as a major textbook or reference book for human–computer interaction (HCI) related courses for undergraduate and post-graduate students in computer science, design and industrial engineering in Chinese universities. I especially appreciate its focus on HCI design, instead of just focusing on those technological aspects of HCI. This gives students a basic but very important body of knowledge and skills in the user-centered design approach for developing usable and enjoyable products in industry settings or conducting HCI research in an academic context. The timely four revisions of the book in the past years have always kept it well updated to the newest developments in the field.
Zhengjie Liu, Professor, Director, Sino-European Usability Center, Dalian Maritime University, P.R. China
It is very rare you come across a book that reads like a best seller and is written as a textbook! As some one working in the area of “cognitive paradigm of Information” for decades, I found the chapters on Cognitive Aspects and Social Interaction to be very compelling!
Dr. Shalini R.Urs, Executive Director and Professor, International School of Information Management, University of Mysore, India