Interaction Design has been my textbook of choice for general HCI courses for several years. It is authoritative while being eminently readable and thought-provoking. It achieves an excellent balance between human, computing and design aspects of the subject. This third edition brings the book up-to-date in terms of both novel technologies and emergent social issues in design.
Ann Blandford, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, University College London
Interaction Design presents a highly needed comprehensive and contemporary perspective on the field of interaction design. The third edition once again establishes the book as the fundamental textbook in the field.
Erik Stolterman, Director, Human-Computer Interaction Design Program, Indiana University
An excellent book that that has been my text of choice for undergraduate and postgraduate level HCI courses since the first edition. This new edition keeps the keeps the content fresh and up-to-date in a fast-changing field, with thorough coverage of novel methods and interactive technologies.
Bob Fields, Interaction Design Centre, Middlesex University
Interaction Design is a highly effective and pleasurable read for students, researchers and industry professionals who want to learn the theory and practice of Human Computer Interaction. It offers an authoritative, holistic overview of the field as well as practical approaches to data gathering, analysis, evaluation and design. As interaction changes from a one-on-one interaction with technology to the use of systems that are distributed, social and ubiquitous, this raises many new challenges for the design and organisation of the interaction. This third edition brilliantly considers new technological phenomena and emergent human practices, making it my textbook of choice for teaching HCI for the third time in a row.
Vanessa Evers, Interactive Autonomous Systems lab, University of Amsterdam
With the 3rd edition of Interaction Design, Rogers, Sharp & Preece have made what's already great even better by providing a comprehensive, current, and compelling coverage of everything about interaction design. This book provides a foundational introduction to students, researchers, developers, and design practitioners in user experience design, ubiquitous computing, urban informatics and mobile interfaces.
Marcus Foth, Associate Professor and Director, Urban Informatics Research Lab, Queensland University of Technology
Another timely and welcome update of this very special book. I have relied on each of its predecessors in turn, confident that I am setting the best text available - initially for courses in Human Computer Interaction and now for Interaction Design. I see that I can continue this trust with the new edition and can rely on it to provide up to date support for the ongoing development of the field. This is a design-focused book grounded by many examples of good interaction design. It makes available the design methods and tools that are basic to interaction design practice.
Dr Toni Robertson, Interaction Design and Human Practice Lab, University of Technology, Sydney
This book is both comprehensive and practical: it shows the theory and then how it is applied to make better software and products.
Dr Robert Biddle, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
Interaction Design: Beyond Human Computer Interaction has been our textbook of choice for many years; its readability and comprehensiveness has enhanced students' understanding and appreciation of Interaction Design. The third edition is even more relevant to us with its updated material and a great variety of case studies revealing the diversity of design contexts. Theoretically well founded without being prescriptive, the book lays an excellent foundation for local appropriations of interaction design.
Dr Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, Dean, School of Information Technology, Polytechnic of Namibia
I have used this book as a textbook for several years, thus using both the first and the second edition. I have always been very happy with it. With all the changes in this new edition, keeping up with the trends and current developments in the field, this book will continue to be absolutely sovereign and authoritative as the textbook for both undergraduate and graduate courses.
Alma Leora Culén, Institute for Informatics, University of Oslo
The members of the CHICO Group have been using the 2nd Edition of Interaction Design for HCI courses at both undergraduate and Master levels for several years. A good starting point for new researchers in this area, the 3rd Edition covers in depth the main objectives of a course in HCI, with important updates in some chapters and new case studies and examples which help explore the contents of the book from different points of view.
Professor Manuel Ortega, CHICO Group (Computer Human Interaction and Collaboration), University of Castilla - La Mancha, Spain
This is The Interaction Design book for anyone concerned with human and social issues in technology mediated contexts today, and in the future. Definitely a must for someone who wants to learn and intervene with pragmatical consequence.
Oscar Mealha, Department of Communication and Art, University of Aveiro, Portugal
I have been a big devotee to Interaction Design since its First Edition published in 2002. I did not think that the authors would be able to improve on the Second Edition, but they did. The Third Edition is up to date with all the recent developments in an ever-changing and fast evolving domain. It will most certainly be my primary text on interaction design to serve as reference work in my research and it would be the first text I take from the shelf if one of my colleagues wishes to know about any issue related to interaction design. The Third Edition contains all one needs to know about interaction design in 2011 with a nice balance between theory and practical examples.
Paula Kotzé, Meraka Institute, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and School of ICT, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
I have been using this book in undergraduate and graduate HCI courses since the first edition. Among its many praiseworthy features, Interaction Design gives the students the opportunity to make contact with the vastness and diversity of our field, while following a consistent, motivating and always up-to-date introductory path into the discipline. At this time when innovation is the key to success, the authors make a wonderful job at opening the students' (and teachers') minds to the value of exploring different points of view and using alternative tools in the process of designing interaction.
Clarisse de Souza, Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Departamento de Informática, PUC-Rio
This is the book for you whether you are a seasoned expert looking for an authoritative work to bridge the gap between the theory and practice of Interaction Design, or a novice desperate for a primer. This updated edition reflects the evolving nature of the field. Students are sure to find the updated set of "Activity" and "Case Studies" very engaging. This book is not just about best practices, but is THE book for pragmatic advice. I wish I had book like this when I was a student.
Professor Shalini Urs, International School of Information Management, Mysore