Microinteractions: Designing with Details by Dan Saffer

Dan Saffer spoke at UX Australia 2013 regarding Microinteractions and his new book. I think this would be a great one to start off with as everyone may not have read it already. 

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Short description

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?

Update 1/11/14

Hello all! 

I spoke to Leland Tea, they are able to accommodate our future meetups (capped at 12 people) but not this meetup. I phoned around, discovered Celtic Coffee and they are happy to take us tomorrow. There will be onlyone staff member working so please keep that in mind and we'll try to be as accommodating as possible. This cafe uses Square so don't worry about bringing cash.

Due to the size of this meetup, it's very likely we will have to split up into two or more subgroups, if you're interested in being a moderator for a group please let me know. 

What to bring 

Your book - physical or digital for reference and any notes you have.

Suggestion: If you don't have any notes maybe flip through your book and find a couple things you either felt were really awesome or really disagreed with. 

Please keep in mind

This meetup is not a networking or self promotion tool. There are many other awesome meetups that focus on that, this group is for people that love any excuse to talk about UX and design for fun. 

See you all tomorrow! 



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Terrific. A great choice of reads to start with.

    January 20, 2014

  • Julie

    Prior to the book club I wrote an entry in my UX blog about my own takeaways of the book. Post-book club I wrote an entry to reflect on some of the key themes Karina mentions in the notes.

    Feel free to check it out:
    http://notyouraverageserif.tumblr.com/. I also post these directly to twitter. My handle is @julie_krafchick

    January 13, 2014

  • Julie

    Nice meeting you all today! This was the online class I mentioned: https://www.udemy.com/ultimate-guide-to-ux/

    I thought it was pretty good and entertaining.

    January 12, 2014

  • Chloe F.

    Will we all be able to attend, or is the venue limited to 12 people?

    January 9, 2014

    • Karina

      The venue should be big enough to accommodate all of us. My previous experience with meetup is about half of the people come that RSVP, so I'm very unsure as to how many people will make it.

      January 10, 2014

  • Caitlin S.


    January 7, 2014

  • Karina

    Just a reminder that meetups will be Sundays 1-2:30pm held at Leland Tea Company. :)

    January 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just discovered that I won't be able to attend, I updated my RSVP.

    January 3, 2014

    • Karina

      Thank you!

      January 4, 2014

  • Caitlin S.

    I am really enjoying the book. I hope a spot opens up! I had RSVPed, then cancelled b/c I was going to be traveling but then found out this moved. Crossing fingers!

    1 · January 3, 2014

  • Karina

    I'm cutting off the RSVPs for this meetup. I'm sure we will have some people unable to come but if the group is too large, we will probably have to separate into two tables to discuss the book.

    December 31, 2013

  • Julie

    the book is really good so far! i started it last night

    1 · December 5, 2013

  • Kim A.


    1 · December 4, 2013

  • Karina

    Pushed it back so everyone has time with the book. :)

    December 3, 2013

  • Julie

    I would love to join. if you moved to january could definitely read the book. If everyone else has started though, I can always join in the next one if I haven't finished in time.

    December 3, 2013

  • Karina

    Should I move this to January so everyone has time to read the book? let me know :)

    November 26, 2013

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