A growing focus on product usability is creating high demand for usability specialists and prompting companies of all kinds to hire developers and designers who are well versed in this way of thinking. Until now, however, few books have sought to explore usability issues outside the areas of GUI and Web design.
Information Appliances and Beyond moves the discussion into important new territory. Comprising chapters by many of today's leading product designers, this book takes a careful look at the unique usability issues surrounding "information appliances" and other interactive consumer products. Readers will benefit from specialised instruction in the principles of interaction design and the insights afforded by numerous real-world examples.