Feb 12, 2013
Update! the book authors, Nathan Shedroff & Christopher Noessel, will discuss with us at the meeting through Skype!
For our upcoming Munich UX Book Club on March 11th we are going to discuss Nathan Shedroff & Christopher Noessel‘s 2012 book “Make It So“.
About the book:
Many designers enjoy the interfaces seen in science fiction films and television shows. Freed from the rigorous constraints of designing for real users, sci-fi production designers develop blue-sky interfaces that are inspiring, humorous, and even instructive. By carefully studying these “outsider” user interfaces, designers can derive lessons that make their real-world designs more cutting edge and successful.
Make It So shows:
- Sci-fi interfaces have been there (almost) from the beginning
- Sci-fi creates a shared design language that sets audience expectations
- If an interface works for an audience, there’s something there that will work for users
- Bad sci-fi interfaces can sometimes be the most inspiring
- There are ten “meta-lessons” spread across hundreds of examples
- You can use—and not just enjoy—sci-fi in your design work
- Over 150 lessons and 10 “meta“ lessons that developers can use to enhance their realworld interfaces
How to prepare for the meeting?
- Have a look at: http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/science-fiction-interface/
- Read Nathan Shedroff & Christopher Noessel’s blog at http://scifiinterfaces.wordpress.com/
- Watch Nathan Shedroff & Christopher Noessel’s talk at Stanford University http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxRoe5vk3dg
- Read the book: Amazon Kindle or Paperback from Amazon UK
The Munich UX Book Club is a readers’ forum which is open to everyone who wants to engage in in-depth discussions on books that have relevance to the UX community. There is neither a membership, a membership fee nor any other cost for the participants involved. Being familiar with the relevant book topic (at least to some extend) is the only requierement.