We're reading About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design by Alan Cooper.
Ada's won't be able to get the book in on time, so here's the link on Amazon (I also haven't been able to find an e-book version):
It's only 720 pages, so you should definitely be able to finish on time. ;)
-This is a traditional book club style meeting where we chat about the book as a group (not an author event or presentation). Feel free to join even if you don't get a chance to read the book!
Here's the description:
"About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, Fourth Edition is the latest update to the book that shaped and evolved the landscape of interaction design. This comprehensive guide takes the worldwide shift to smartphones and tablets into account. New information includes discussions on mobile apps, touch interfaces, screen size considerations, and more. The new full-color interior and unique layout better illustrate modern design concepts.
The interaction design profession is blooming with the success of design-intensive companies, priming customers to expect "design" as a critical ingredient of marketplace success. Consumers have little tolerance for websites, apps, and devices that don't live up to their expectations, and the responding shift in business philosophy has become widespread. About Face is the book that brought interaction design out of the research labs and into the everyday lexicon, and the updated Fourth Edition continues to lead the way with ideas and methods relevant to today's design practitioners and developers.
Updated information includes:
-Contemporary interface, interaction, and product design methods -Design for mobile platforms and consumer electronics
-State-of-the-art interface recommendations and up-to-date examples
-Updated Goal-Directed Design methodology
Designers and developers looking to remain relevant through the current shift in consumer technology habits will find About Face to be a comprehensive, essential resource."