Interaction Design Quotes

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Douglas Adams
“during this century (the twentieth) we have for the first time been dominated by non-interactive forms of entertainment: cinema, radio, recorded music and television. Before they came along all entertainment was interactive: theatre, music, sport - the performers and audience were there together, and even a respectfully silent audience exerted a powerful shaping presence on the unfolding of whatever drama they were there for. We didn't need a special word for interactivity in the same way that we don't (yet) need a special word for people with only one head.

I expect that history will show "normal" mainstream twentieth century media to be the aberration in all this. 'Please, miss, you mean they could only just sit there and watch? They couldn't do anything? Didn't everybody feel terribly isolated or alienated or ignored?'

Yes, child, that's why they all went mad. Before the Restoration.'

What was the Restoration again, please, miss?'

The end of the twentieth century, child. When we started to get interactivity back.”
Douglas Adams

Donald A. Norman
“We must design for the way people behave,
not for how we would wish them to behave.”
Donald A. Norman, Living with Complexity

“While any software system introduces some kind of formalization of the world, HCI (like AI) deals with formalizations of human cognition and activity. These are the issues that have lay at the heart of philosophical debate for centuries. In some ways, it would be hard to imagine a more philosophical enterprise.”
Paul Dourish

“I think it's more accurate to think of aesthetics as a key ingredient in a recipe, as opposed to the icing on the cake.”
Stephen P. Anderson, Seductive Interaction Design: Creating Playful, Fun, and Effective User Experiences

Alan Cooper
“To err is human; to really screw up, you need a computer”
Alan Cooper, The Inmates Are Running the Asylum: Why High Tech Products Drive Us Crazy and How to Restore the Sanity