Extraordinary UX Book Club – ‘Make it So’, with Nathan Shedroff

Our book for November is Make It So: Interaction Design Lesson from Science Fiction, by Nathan Shedroff & Christopher Noessel.

Many designers enjoy the interfaces seen in science fiction films and television shows. Freed from the rigorous constraints of designing for real users, sci-fi production designers develop blue-sky interfaces that are inspiring, humorous, and even instructive. By carefully studying these “outsider” user interfaces, designers can derive lessons that make their real-world designs more cutting edge and successful.

Make It So is available from Rosenfeld Media with a 30% discount for UX Melbourne folks; the discount code is UXBOOKMELBOURNE.

http://rosenfeldmedia.com/ books/science-fiction- interface/

As a special treat we will have Nathan join us to talk about the book and answer your questions. Nathan Chairs the MBA in Design Strategy at Californian College of the Arts, he has been writing about Experience Design for many years and has influenced many of today’s successful interaction designers.

Nathan will stay with us for the evening to enjoy some UX Melbourne chat over dinner, so if you’d like to join in please RSVP via Eventbrite.

If you don’t get time to read the book you could listen to these podcasts

http://www.uie.com/brainsparks/2012/10/24/make-it-so-interaction-design-lessons-from-science-fiction-with-nathan-shedroff-chris-noessel/

http://uxpodcast.com/episode-25-james-and-per-make-it-so

When is it?

Wednesday, 28 November 2012
6pm for 6.30 start

Where is it?

The Royal Melbourne Hotel
629 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

We will be in the ‘Governor’s Lounge’. Go through the door on the left, before the main entry, and follow the signs.

All welcome

… even if you haven’t read the book!

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Nothing, it’s absolutely free. (Just turn up and buy something from the bar to thank them for their support of UX Melbourne.)

Tell us you’re coming

Via Eventbrite. It helps us heaps if you do.