I'm writing a book called Cadence & Slang, due in late 2010. It's about interaction design, which is the art and craft of making technology easier to use. There have been many products in the past decade that take generous advantage of good design - the iPod, the Flip Video, the Wii - and fortunately we're moving more in this direction. Technology used to be an awful lot more complex and overwhelming, and we've since learned to make it simpler.
But interaction designers don't really have a style guide yet. And few books in our field are accessible to those outside it. I've spent the past five years researching and writing a book that fills these needs, and now I want to publish and distribute it independently.
At the beginning of this year, I wrote an outline of the book, which summarizes it pretty well. If you like the outline, or the 2-minute video up top, I hope you can give whatever you can to make this book a reality.
I want to change the way that people think about how they interact with technology. I want you to demand something better.