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About Face 2.0 : anything new from About Face (1st edition) ?


Anyone read both the original Alan Cooper book (About Face) and the new one (AB 2.0)?

Does the new version have anything new, worth reading?
Mr. Analogy {ISV owner} Send private email
Saturday, January 15, 2005
Yes. A lot of new things. Before all it contains the description of the design/development process at Cooper, i.e. it is an "How-To-Book".

I would highly recommend it!
Andrei Sedelnikov Send private email
Tuesday, January 18, 2005
Do you have "The Inmates Are Running the Asylum"?  If so (and you still have the original AF), there's no reason to buy AF 2.0.  The original content wasn't updated at all, and the new content on their design methodology is just a rehash of Inmates.  Aside from that, they added a chapter each on embedded devices and the Web--not bad, but not worth buying the whole book for.
Saturday, January 22, 2005
Thanks Beardless. I do have "... Asylum" (and it's good), so good to know no reason to kill another tree <g>.
Mr. Analogy {ISV owner} Send private email
Monday, January 24, 2005

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