Media praise for Microinteractions

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"I highly recommend this excellent book on getting the details right for Interaction Design for user interfaces, Internet-based actions, and real-world devices... Dan Saffer's book is a must have for any designer of human interfaces or interactive products, and a valuable guide to those of us who have been frustrated by buggy interactions."
-- Ira Laefsky,, MS Engineering (Computer Science)/MBA Information Technology and Human Computer Interaction Researcher formerly on the Senior Consulting Staff of Arthur D. Little, Inc. and Digital Equipment Corporation

"Please buy this book. I say that selfishly as I want better design in the world. But I also say it generously: so many design books are fluffy affairs, lost in abstraction and ego. Saffer has hit the bullseye of problems the design world desperately needs to solve, and written a book every designer needs to read."
-- Scott Berkun,, Author of Making Things Happen and The Myths of Innovation

"Microinteractions by Dan Saffer is a must-read for anyone involved in Interaction Design, creating user interfaces, or just interested in those fields. The book provides a framework for thinking about and designing interaction design details, great tips and guidelines to keep in mind in the process, and numerous great (visual) examples." Full Review >
-- Paul Robertson,

"When I started reading this book (quite a few weeks back), I was immediately drawn in. I started learning the meaning behind some of the smallest interactions I experience every day: the pulsing light on my MacBook Pro, the "sound off" switch on my iPhone; I suddenly had a new understanding of the world around me. " Full Review >
-- Sara Blackthorne,

"I'm going to talk about a book that will make you to pay special attention to details that went unnoticed for you on applications, web sites or gadgets you use every day. These details are called microinteractions and Dan Saffer defines them as "tiny piece of functionality that only does one thing". An example given in the book is the case of silencing a phone: only offers one functionality, but you can do it in multiple ways." Full Review >
-- Juanjo Fernandez,

"Microinteractions are all those little things we deal with in a daily basic. Every piece of software and hardware have a good number of them. You should read Dan Saffer book if you want to understand how to make your users life and your applications significantly better. Sometimes as developers we glance over those little things that will make our application much better. We can spend great amounts of time writing the perfect code, making that function elegant, concise and readable while at the same time we burden the end user with ridiculous flows, unhelpful error messages and obscure settings. The book brings an understanding of these interactions and provide a framework to work with them. From using the appropriate control to enter data on a form to displaying the correct message in context after something important happened and hundreds of other little details that actually "make" our application." Full Review >
-- Hernan Garcia,

"The examples are very interesting." Full Review >
-- Diego Gonzalez,