9780133890334

The Best Interface is No Interface The simple path to brilliant technology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780133890334

  • ISBN10:

    0133890333

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/10/2015
  • Publisher: New Riders

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Summary


Our love affair with the digital interface is out of control. We’ve embraced it in the boardroom, the bedroom, and the bathroom.
   
Screens have taken over our lives. Most people spend over eight hours a day staring at a screen, and some “technological innovators” are hoping to grab even more of your eyeball time. You have screens in your pocket, in your car, on your appliances, and maybe even on your face. Average smartphone users check their phones 150 times a day, responding to the addictive buzz of Facebook or emails or Twitter.
   
Are you sick? There’s an app for that! Need to pray? There’s an app for that! Dead? Well, there’s an app for that, too! And most apps are intentionally addictive distractions that end up taking our attention away from things like family, friends, sleep, and oncoming traffic.
   
There’s a better way.
  
 In this book, innovator Golden Krishna challenges our world of nagging, screen-based bondage, and shows how we can build a technologically advanced world without digital interfaces.

In his insightful, raw, and often hilarious criticism, Golden reveals fascinating ways to think beyond screens using three principles that lead to more meaningful innovation. Whether you’re working in technology, or just wary of a gadget-filled future, you’ll be enlighted and entertained while discovering that the best interface is no interface.

Author Biography

For years, designer Golden Krishna has been behind the scenes, solving technology problems for companies from startups to Fortune 50. Formerly he was a Senior Designer at Samsung, where he worked in a division dedicated to designing and building the near future of consumer electronics. Currently, he is helping to build and explore new opportunities as Senior User Experience Designer at Zappos.

Table of Contents

PART I: THE PROBLEM
Ch 1 - Overlooked epidemic of awful
Ch 2 - The amazing birth of the awful trend
Ch 3 - Slap an interface on it
Ch 4 - UX ≠ UI
Ch 5 - The best interface is no interface
PART II: PRINCIPLE 1 – EMBRACE TYPICAL PROCESSES
Ch 6 - Greg, let’s make an app
Ch 7 - ... great wireframe. ...make a billion dollars.
PART III: PRINCIPLE 2 – LEVERAGE COMPUTERS
Ch 8 - Your password
Ch 9 - ThinkPad, it’s not you, it’s me
Ch 10 - Rosey, the computer
PART IV: PRINCIPLE 3 – ADAPT FOR INDIVIDUALS
Ch 11 - You’re special.
Ch 12 - Learning about you
Ch 13 - Gabriel, the computer
PART V: NO UI IS AN EXTREME AND AWFUL IDEA
Ch 14 - Less is sometimes more
Ch 15 - You have no credibility
Ch 16 - Automatic solutions are terrible. Look at Clippy!
Ch 17 - The machine will “learn” about me? No thanks.
Ch 18 - Haven’t I heard this before?
PART VI: HOW?
Ch 19 Acting on Principle 1: Observations
Ch 20 - Acting on Principle 2: Sensors
Ch 21 - Acting on Principle 3: Data science
Ch 22 - NoUI Worksheet
PART VII: SUMMARY
Ch 23 - The best interface is no interface

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