Seductive Interaction Design: Creating Playful, Fun, and Effective User Experiences

Seductive Interaction Design: Creating Playful, Fun, and Effective User Experiences

Title:Seductive Interaction Design: Creating Playful, Fun, and Effective User Experiences
ISBN:9780321725523
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:240 pages

What happens when you've built a great website or app, but no one seems to care? How do you get people to stick around long enough to see how your service might be of value? In Seductive Interaction Design, speaker and author Stephen P. Anderson takes a fresh approach to designing sites and interactions based on the stages of seduction. This beautifully designed book examines what motivates people to act.

Topics include:

AESTHETICS, BEAUTY, AND BEHAVIOR: Why do striking visuals grab our attention? And how do emotions affect judgment and behavior?


PLAYFUL SEDUCTION: How do you create playful engagements during the moment? Why are serendipity, arousal, rewards, and other delights critical to a good experience?


THE SUBTLE ART OF SEDUCTION: How do you put people at ease through clear and suggestive language? What are some subtle ways to influence behavior and get people to move from intent to action?


THE GAME OF SEDUCTION: How do you continue motivating people long after the first encounter? Are there lessons to be gained from learning theories or game design?

Principles from psychology are found throughout the book, along with dozens of examples showing how these techniques have been applied with great success. In addition, each section includes interviews with influential web and interaction designers.


    Seductive Interaction Design: Creating Playful, Fun, and Effective User Experiences Reviews

  • Graham Herrli

    This book is very similar to Designing for Emotion by Aarron Walter, but longer, packed full of even more concrete examples, and making a more direct effort to tie each example to universal psychologi...

  • Ray DeLaPena

    Great read! This belongs on the shelf with Don't Make me Think and The Design of Everyday Things. It's a quick read but what it communicates is invaluable and will change the way you design. My only i...

  • Tony

    I purchased this book when looking for practical design advice for my new software startup. I spent some time researching various titles before finally settling on this book. Seductive Interaction Des...

  • Vilm Zouhar

    Surprisingly interesting book (even for someone with almost no prior experience with good designs). First part deals with basic don't do's, the second one with most common practices and the last one w...

  • Dalan Mendonca

    Absolute gold for design and psychology buffs. The book links concepts in psychology with examples of interfaces that use them very well. An inspiring read for all makers....

  • Cat

    Engaging design is a topic I get really excited about and it was a cool take on relating psychology principles to UX design through a dating analogy.  The book was broken into short chapters so it wa...

  • iniputi

    Filled with lots of examples and experiments explaining psychology aspects that can be used for designing a seductive interaction design. Covers topics from aesthetic, beauty, small steps, and even on...

  • Ardavan Mir

    A very well gathered collection of psychological theories and behavioral studies that will result in delight or seduction as he calls it. The book is very easy to read with lots of examples.Although I...

  • La

    Full of examples and stories, a very useful and inspiring book. It only gets three stars from me though, due to the amazing number of spelling and grammatical errors. What went wrong with the editing ...

  • lisa

    As mentioned at the end of the book, the interface examples did not age well indeed. The theory part was quite broad and consequently superficial, I would rather just read all the books mentioned by t...