I recorded our chat and Bill was happy for me to share it with you all, so – apologies for the not so great sound quality – I hope you enjoy it!
In part one Bill talks about the process he went through to design/write the book (yes, there was a prototype involved!) as well as some thoughts on what factors are common where good interaction design is created.
I read this book in the first year I was doing my Masters when I first ever heard of captology, and it really changed the way that I thought about design. I’m looking forward to re-reading it and hearing what everyone’s got to say about it! (And to see how my reading of it has changed over the past few years).
I’ll get onto it just as soon as I finish re-reading Inmates Are Running the Asylum. The first time I read that one was before the first dot com boom. The anecdotes and examples serve as massive flashbacks to that innocent time, but the guts of what Cooper has to say is just as inspiring as it ever was. Have you read it yet? It’s compulsary reading for anyone who’s anywhere *near* designing the way that people interact with technology.
Anyways, back to the book club. Here are the details:
what: London IA Bookclub
where: twentysix London, 1 Dorset street, London, W1U 4EG
when: 7 Feb @ 7pm UPDATE: moved to 8 Feb @ 7pm
and back to 7 Feb again! (still 7pm)
UPDATE: Book Club is SOLD OUT! I think there might be a waiting list, but apparently we have 17 IA Geeks getting together to talk next week. Excellent!
twentysix are putting on some drinks and snacks, all you have to do is RSVP, read the book and come along!
“Just as water, gas, and electricity are brought into our houses from far off to satisfy our needs in response to a minimal effort, so we shall be supplied with visual or auditory images, which will appear and disappear at a simple movement of the hand, hardly more than a sign.”
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