Interaction Design WikiStudent Handbook

Literature Interaction Design

Essential References

The IAD team made a selection of essential literature (see table below with each teacher's recommendations).
Students from the class 2016 have also started a list on Google Docs, that is constantly updated with "new references in our lessons or in conversations, recommendations, etc".

Recommendation made byAuthorTitlePublisherYear
Florian WilleMarc Stickdorn; Jakob Schneider; Kate AndrewsThis is service design thinking : basics - tools - casesAmsterdam : BIS Publishers 2013

Jake Knapp; with John Zeratsky and Braden KowitzSprint : how to solve big problems and test new ideas in just five daysLondon, New York, Toronto, Sydney, Auckland : Bantam Press 2016

Dark Horse Innovation; Authors: Diemut Bartl [and many more] Digital innovation playbookHamburg : Murmann Publishers GmbH 2016
Nicole FoelsterlWendy Gunn, Ton Otto, Rachel Charlotte SmithDesign Anthropology: Theory and PracticeBloomsbury Academic2013

Jacob Buur; Salu Pekka YliriskDesigning with Video: Focusing the user-centred design processSpringer Publishing Company2007
Rebecca Morganti-Pf.Josef und Shizuko Müller-BrockmannDie Geschichte des PlakatsPhaidon Verlag GmbH2004

Friedrich Fossmann & Ralf de JongDetailtypografieHermann Schmidt Mainz2004

Josef Müller-BrockmannGrid systemsNiggli2010
Björn FrankeVictor PapanekDesign for the Real WorldThames & Hudson Ltd1985

John ThakaraIn The BubbleMIT Press2006

Anthony DunneHertzian TalesMIT Press


Joëlle Bitton Marc BlochThe Historian's Craft (In French: Apologie pour l'histoire)Knopf1953

Roland BarthesMythologiesFarrar, Straus and Giroux1972

Carolyn MarvinWhen Old Technologies Were NewOxford University Press1988

Sherry TurkleEvocative Objects: Things We Think WithMIT Press2007
Clemens WinklerPedro GadanhoEco-VisionariesHatje Cantz2018

James BridleDark AgeVerso2018

Jenny LeeMaterial AlchemyBIS Publishers2014

Jane BennettVibrant MatterDuke University Press2010

Karl PopperObjective KnowledgeOxford Press1972
Martin DusekMarco Spies

Branded Interactions: Creating the Digital Experience

Thames & Hudson Ltd2015

Fiona Raby, Anthony DunneSpeculative EverythingMIT Press2013

Emil RuderTypographieNiggli1996
Joël GähwilerNicolas CarrThe Big SwitchW. W. Norton Company2013

Paul Dourish, Genevieve BellDivining a Digital FutureMIT Press2011

Carlo Ratti, Matthew ClaudelThe City of TomorrowYale University Press


Mona NeubauerBruce Hanington,‎ Bella MartinUniversal Methods of DesginRockport Publishers2012

Claudius Lazzeroni und Hartmut BohnackerGenerative Gestaltung: Entwerfen. Programmieren. Visualisieren.Verlag Hermann Schmidt2009

Sofia Borges und Sven EhmannLiquid SpacesGestalten2015

Rebecca RokeMobitecture: Architecture on the MovePhaidon


Verena Ziegler

Stefana Parascho, Jan Knippers, Moritz Dörstelmann, Marshall Prado, and Achim Menges

Modular Fibrous Morphologies: Computational Design, Simulation and Fabrication
of Differentiated Fibre Composite Building Components

M. Schwartz-ClaussLiving in Motion: Design and Architecture for Flexible DwellingVitra Design Museum2012

Karen BaradPosthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding of How Matter Comes to MatterJournal of Women in Culture and Society 2003, vol. 28, no. 32003

Tim IngoldBringing Things to Life: Creative Entanglements in a World of MaterialsUniversity of Aberdeen2010

Lambros MalafourisHow Things Shape the Mind: A Theory of Material EngagementMIT Press2013

Susanne Küchler

The prototype in 20th-century art

SAGE Publications, University College London, UK


Lambros Malafouris

At the Potter’s Wheel: An Argument for Material Agency

Springer ScienceþBusiness Media, LLC 2008

Jacques Ranciere

The Emancipated Spectator

Jürgen SpäthPeter Erni, Martin Huwiler, Christophe Marchandtransfer: erkennen und bewirkenLars Müller Publishers


John MaedaMaeda @ MediaBangert Verlag2000