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Dhuaine rated it really liked it Nov 24, Be the first to ask a question about Designing Gestural Interfaces. In some ways Designing Gestural Interfaces is a book that is long overdue, given the long history of gestural interaction. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Objects are now carriers of gewtural.

Designing Gestural Interfaces: Touchscreens and Interactive Devices

Communication DesignerFacebook Palo Alto, CaliforniaAs a Facebook designer, you can fundamentally affect people’s lives in a real and meaningful way. It’s possibly any number of things: The exciting, but tricky, aspect of gestural interfaces for interaction designers is that the interface feels like it disappears. This includes a whole section on the body, its main joint types, how gestual move and how the body and technology are so entwined:. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

I mean, look at your example.

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Now, because of technological, social, and market forces, we see similar interfaces deployed everywhere. The main reason for this are the suggestions for further reading that conclude designinf chapter.

Henk Wijnholds rated it liked it Jan 07, As our devices get more sophisticated, metaphor will become even more important. To ask other readers questions about Designing Gestural Interfacesplease sign up. I’d just wish he’d spent more time on certain sections instead of others. Straight to you every other week.


Why wasn’t there a book about these things? How come I have no idea how big a touchscreen button needs to be?

Patrick Grizzard rated it liked it Nov 20, Deedee Demulling rated it liked it Oct 18, You have these beautiful forms or really interesting functionality that are then stuck with an ugly UI or in a black plastic box.

The middle part of the book is a combination of design patterns and a round-up of what kinds of gestural interactions are already. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Don’t have an account? We wanted to have a design firm that was created from the outset to address the new challenges of responsive objects.

Designing Gestural Interfaces – The Designer’s Review of Books

K Reset Password Please enter your email and we will send an email to reset your password. Those interests and just my personality seemed to gravitate towards this new design discipline. A good grounding book on gestural interaction design. Luca Bernardi rated it it was ok Nov 23, Carlos rated it liked it Dec 16, The author skips nothing and yet doesn’t really delve into anything save for the list of the possible physical gestures. Goodreads deslgning you keep track of books you want to read.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Touchscreen spreadsheets are probably right around the corner. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I’m not much of a visual designer and not much of a coder, but I enjoy and understand those things and am interested in how things fit together.


Some of these will be familiar to anyone who has been paying attention to the field for some designijg, but others are more obscure, and therefore very welcome.

Designing Gestural Interfaces

I’m surprised I haven’t seen a touchscreen toilet. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. If you want to get cesigning in this new era of interaction design, this is the reference you need.

Please enter your email and we will send an email to reset your password. Pretty superficial treatment of gesture based interaction but not in any way a bad book.

If you are looking for a book dealing with multitouch interfaces, you’ll probably be disappointed.

English Choose a language for shopping. The last quarter of Designing Gestural Interfaces is where Saffer takes a plunge into predicting some future trends and has put together an appendix of existing and potential gestural interactions. Adam rated it really liked it Jan 02, And from a design perspective, it’s about focusing on the behavior and context of use to make the tasks as efficient and pleasing to do as possible. They’ve had to bolt on interaction design or industrial design somewhere.

There is an intetfaces of hardware and software, driven gestuural behavior and code, that we probably haven’t seen to this degree since the s, when computing resources were painfully scarce.