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Dallas UX Book Club: Microinteractions by Dan Saffer

Join the UX Dallas Book Club in October when they will be breaking bread and talking about "Microinteractions" by Dan Saffer.

It’s the little things that turn a good digital product into a great one. With this practical book, you’ll learn how to design effective microinteractions: the small details that exist inside and around features. How can users change a setting? How do they turn on mute, or know they have a new email message?

Through vivid, real-world examples from today’s devices and applications, author Dan Saffer walks you through a microinteraction’s essential parts, then shows you how to use them in a mobile app, a web widget, and an appliance. You’ll quickly discover how microinteractions can change a product from one that’s tolerated into one that’s treasured.

  • Explore a microinteraction’s structure: triggers, rules, feedback, modes, and loops
  • Learn the types of triggers that initiate a microinteraction
  • Create simple rules that define how your microinteraction can be used
  • Help users understand the rules with feedback, using graphics, sounds, and vibrations
  • Use modes to let users set preferences or modify a microinteraction
  • Extend a microinteraction’s life with loops, such as “Get data every 30 seconds”

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  • Elisa M.

    The next book will be Lean UX by Jeff Gothell. To get a start on the topic, you might want to check out this webcast:

    October 21, 2013

  • Elisa M.

    The next book will be Lean UX by Jeff Gothell. To get a start on the topic, you might want to check out this webcast:

    October 21, 2013

  • Amy

    I heard there are still tickets for reduced price for 2 days pass. Does anyone know where to find it?

    October 16, 2013

  • John G.

    got there 18:30 hrs but everyone had gone. Ran into Rob to which we had a great conversation on the subject, technocracy and politics in between

    1 · October 13, 2013

    • Yuki Judy J.

      Sorry to hear it. We usually stay til 5:30 or 6pm. Please come earlier next time.

      October 13, 2013

  • Laurie s.

    My first time, and I really enjoyed it. Not only were the concepts in the book useful--I came away with some great tips that solved functional mysteries on my phone/pc.

    4 · October 12, 2013

  • Marta S.

    Great meeting.

    3 · October 12, 2013

  • Brian St J.

    It was great meeting everyone.

    2 · October 12, 2013

  • John G.

    I have a project to finish and will try to make it!

    October 11, 2013

  • Elisa M.

    If you want a quick introduction to the concept of microinteractions, check out this article on the UIE website:

    3 · October 1, 2013

  • Elisa M.

    Each of us purchases the book individually. Some get the eBook and some the print. Most of these books are not available in libraries, unfortunately.

    1 · September 3, 2013

    • Robert R.

      Is it acceptable to "audit" this event to ascertain the tome's applicability ?

      October 1, 2013

    • Elisa M.

      Let me answer your question this way--some attendees do not read the book beforehand. We do encourage that everyone read the book so that the discussion is more interesting. To assess the book's applicability, I suggest that you look for reviews. Your are welcome to join us regardless.

      2 · October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Besides paying for food and drink, is there a charge for the book?

    2 · September 3, 2013

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