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Note that we didn’t try to situate the slides in a larger context of meaning (that’s up to you) but the page numbers have been noted on each slide so you can reference that section of the text.

About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, Fourth Edition is the book that brought interaction design out of the research labs and into the everyday lexicon, and the updated Fourth Edition continues to lead the way with ideas and methods relevant to today’s design practitioners and developers.

About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design (4th Edition)

Amongst its many updates is the look. The book cover hints at this refresh with its arresting and elegant typography, but flipping through the book’s pages you will see that all the diagrams in the book have been reconsidered and visually redesigned to be more readable, more unified, and more engaging. Check out one of visual designer Jason Czismadi’s favorites from the set, below.

A diagram showing how UX addresses the desirability of products. (Page 12)