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Smart things : ubiquitous computing user experience design

Author: Mike Kuniavsky
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Morgan Kaufmann Publisher, ©2010.
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Kuniavsky, Mike.
Smart things.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Morgan Kaufmann Publisher, ©2010
(DLC) 2010014712
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Kuniavsky
ISBN: 0080954081 9780080954080 1282878727 9781282878723
OCLC Number: 652754988
Description: 1 online resource
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.
Responsibility: Mike Kuniavsky.
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Presents a problem-solving approach to addressing designers' needs and focuses on process. This title deals with the capabilities and limitations of the medium in question and discusses the tradeoffs  Read more...


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Finally a book about ubiquitous computing that covers the broad challenges of designing for user experiences over a vast range of devices, device sizes from micro to meso to macro, and crucially, Read more...

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