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Whatever that's being designed, for whatever purpose, it always has the same goal of being used by someone. This book is focused on that interaction and on why users make mistakes. These principles still apply directly to web design, when design leads users to make mistakes, it will ultimately drive users away. See More
Throughout the book, typographic practices are explained along with their historical significance. Many terms and practices in typography are steeped in history, and learning it helps understand both the rationale, and significance of their adoption, and as a result, what role they play in modern typography. See More
The first edition of About Face was published in 1995, and has been referenced in a variety of work since then. It's in-depth coverage of of interaction design make it a well known reference book in the industry. The author, Alan Cooper, is a pioneer of interaction design. See More
About Face takes an in-depth look at a breadth of topics relevant to interaction design. It covers everything from personal development and psychology to methods and further resources. It's a large book at 720 pages for the fourth edition, and packed with information. See More
The Human Interface can be a confusing read for a variety of reasons. The author is frequently referencing one of his projects, Canon Cat, even when there is no beneficial/relevant reason to do so. There are some contradictions throughout the book, and plenty of negativity towards the studies he mentions (however, he does not often use studies to back up his own claims). The book does not have illustrations or screenshots, making it difficult to follow at times. See More