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"Working through Screens" CreativeCommons Illustrated e-book

”Working through Screens: 100 Ideas for Envisioning Powerful, Engaging, and Productive User Experiences in Knowledge Work”

This heavily illustrated e-book is a reference for product teams creating new or iteratively improved applications for thinking work. It addresses three “big picture” challenges that technology leaders, definers, designers, and developers commonly face:

1. Identifying and meeting common product requirements in compelling new ways
2. Thinking strategically about users’ experiences in order to create desirable software offerings that resonate in their markets
3. Finding useful perspectives that can highlight high-value strategic opportunities and promote insightful design exploration

Written for use during early, formative conversations, “Working through Screens” provides product teams with a broad range of examples and considerations for setting the overall direction and priorities of their onscreen tools. 

This e-book is online in three formats:

A. Full book as 121 .html pages
B. 143 page .pdf book
C. Highly summarized “Idea Cards” .pdf

View / Download online book: 

Very curious to hear any thoughts that this community might have on this project.

Thank you,

Jacob Burghardt
Principal Consultant
Flashbulb Interaction, Inc.
”Driving vision at the forefront of knowledge work user experiences”
Jacob Burghardt Send private email
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Fantastic, Thanks!

My only comment is that the downloadable version is damn near unreadable due to the layout: the text is tiny and the pages are huge.  If I printed this I would to print it landscape on legal size paper.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The .pdf file of the whole book is intended to be printed on 11"X17" paper.  All of Flashbulb Interaction's future CreativeCommons publications will be available through a "print book on demand" service.

Thank you,

Jacob Burghardt Send private email
Tuesday, December 09, 2008

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