The above quote, about the emergent “superorganism” created by humans interacting with our new technologies, comes from Blaise Aguera y Arcas in “Connecting” – a brief documentary featuring insights on the field of Interactivity/User Design from a collection of industry leaders, including our own Liz Danzico, head of the MFA Interaction Design program (and lover of Eberhard Faber Mongol 482 pencils – *see entry #27 of I Heart Design). What’s going on now, what’s coming up in the world of user centered design? Take a look for some insight.
A few relevant titles in the stacks:
Interactions – Periodical Display – from May/June 2011 to the present
About face 3 : the essentials of interaction design / Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, and Dave Cronin.- QA76.9.U83 C6596 2007
Designing the user interface : strategies for effective human-computer interaction / Ben Shneiderman & Catherine Plaisant – QA76.9.H85 S54 2010
Analog in, digital out : Brendan Dawes on interaction design / Brendan Dawes – TK5105.888 .D395 2007
Designing interactions / Bill Moggridge – QA76.9.H85 M64 2007
Inventing the medium : principles of interaction design as a cultural practice / Janet H. Murray – QA76.9.H85 M87 2012