Springer Series on Cultural Computing

Rhythm, Play and Interaction Design

Authors: Costello, Brigid M.

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  • First book to explore the rhythms of playful user experience 
  • Presents unique insights into the role of rhythm within interaction design 
  • Identifies practical strategies for the design of rhythmic experience and shows how these can be applied when designing for play 
  • Includes interaction design case studies and in-depth interviews with expert practitioners 
  • Broadens your understanding of rhythm and how it might be used within your interaction design practice
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There are rhythms of action and response to all human-computer interactions. As we click, swipe, tap and sway to their beats, these rhythms intersect with the rhythms of our everyday lives. Perhaps they synchronize, perhaps they disrupt each other or maybe they dance together. Whatever their impact our experience of these rhythms will colour our experience of an interaction design. In playful interactive applications, rhythm is especially crucial because of the role it performs in building and maintaining the precarious spirit of play. Play involves movement and this movement has a rhythm that drives the experience. But what is the character of these rhythms of play and how can they be used in the design of interactive applications? These questions are the focus of this book.

Drawing on traditions of rhythmic design practice in dance, performance, music and architecture, this book reveals key insights into practical strategies for designing playful rhythmic experience. With playful experiences now being incorporated into almost every type of computer application, interaction design practitioners and researchers need to develop a deeper understanding of the specific character of rhythms within play.  

Written from a designer's perspective, with interviews from leading creative artists and interaction design practitioners, Rhythm, Play and Interaction Design will help practitioners, researchers and students understand, evaluate and create rhythmic experiences. 


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eBook $84.99
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Hardcover $109.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rhythm, Play and Interaction Design
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series on Cultural Computing
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67850-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67850-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67848-1
Series ISSN
2195-9056
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 188
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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