Brave NUI World by Daniel Wigdor & Dennis Wixon
November 11, 2010
|Morgan Kaufmann is excited to announce the forthcoming publication of Brave NUI World: Designing Natural User Interfaces for Touch and Gesture by Daniel Wigdor and Dennis Wixon. The book is due out in April 2011.|
About the Book
Natural user interfaces (NUIs) have been hailed as next evolutionary step in human-computer interaction. As software companies struggle to catch up with one another in terms of developing the next great touch-based interface, designers are charged with the daunting task of keeping up with the advances in NUI technology and this new aspect to user experience design.
Product and interaction designers, developers and managers are already well versed in UI design, but touch-based interfaces have added a new level of complexity. They need quick references and real world examples in order to make informed decisions when designing for these particular interfaces. Brave NUI World is the first practical book for product and interaction developers and designing touch and gesture interfaces. Written by the team from Microsoft that developed the multi-touch, multi-user Surface® tabletop product, this book gives you the necessary tools and information to integrate touch and gesture practices into your daily work, presenting scenarios, problem solving, metaphors, and techniques intended to avoid making mistakes.
- Provides easy-to-apply design guidance for the unique challenge of creating touch- and gesture-based user interfaces
- Considers diverse user needs and context, real world successes and failures, and a look into the future of NUI
- Presents thirty scenarios, giving practitioners a multitude of considerations for making informed design decisions and helping to ensure that missteps are never made again
Who should read this book?
This book is geared toward practitioners, researchers, students in the following areas: user experience design, user interface design, interaction design, software design, human computer interaction, human factors, information design, information architecture, and game design.
Table of Contents
2. The Natural User Interface
3. Ecological Niche: Computing and the Social
Environment & Ways of Working
II. Design Ethos of NUI
4. Less is More
5. Contextual Environments
9. Super Real
11. User Differentiation
III. New Technologies: Understanding &
12. The State-Model of Input Devices
13. Fat Fingers
14. No Touch Left Behind
15. Touch vs. In-Air Gestures
IV. Creating an Interaction Language
16. MDA Revisited
17. New Primitives
18. Anatomy of a Gesture
19. Makes a good Gesture Language
20. Self-Revealing Gestures
21. Mode and Flow of a Gesture System
V. No Such Thing as Touch
22. Know your platform: Vision, Resistive, Capacitive, etc.
23. The Fundamentals Have to Work
24. Number of Contacts
25. Contact Data: Shape, Pressure, and Hover
VI. Process: How do You Get There?
27. NUI UDI (User Defined Interface) and the Myth of
the ‘Natural Gesture Set’.
28. False Recognition
29. RITE With a Purpose
30. Conclusion: A Word About Engineering
ISBN: 9780123822314 | View in bookstore