Technology shouldn't require all of our attention, just some of it and only when necessary.

Designing Calm Technology

Designing Calm Technology is now available from O’Reilly Media and Amazon.com!

This book is ideal for anyone who actively builds or makes decisions about technology, including user experience designers, product designers, managers, creative directors, and developers.

Calm Technology

Description

How can we use technology as tools instead of letting our technology use us? This practical book explores the concept of calm technology, a method for smoothly capturing the user’s attention only when necessary, while calmly remaining in the user’s periphery most of the time. You’ll learn how to design products that work well, launch well, are easy to support, easy to use, and don’t get in the way of a user’s life.

Old systems and bad interfaces will plague us if we don’t learn how to design for the long term. By writing code that’s small instead of large, and making simple systems rather than complex ones, we can begin to design technology that gets out of our way.

Calm Technology Video Course

Calm Technology Video

The Calm Technology Video Course is now available from O'Reilly Media!