Interaction-design launches free multimedia encyclopedia
Interaction-design.org recently launched a multimedia encyclopedia of terms dealing with interactive design, usability and user experience. Rather than crowd-sourcing the initiative, they took the opposite approach and asked leading experts who “either invented or contributed significantly to each topic” to write content. This is an excellent resource for professors looking to assign free readings to their students, or for professionals interested in learning a wide array of concepts on a budget.
Here are a few must-reads:
Data Visualization for Human Perception by Stephen Few
Human Computer Interaction (HCI) by John M. Carroll
Information Architecture by Michael Cummings
Interaction Design by Jonas Lowgren
They are also uploading a variety of video interviews with the post authors, which you can see on their YouTube page.
It looks like they are adding new entries and content every month so check back often for additional free resources!
Tags: encyclopedia, HCI, interaction design