It's here! John Ferrara's Playful Design: Creating Game Experiences in Everyday Interfaces is now on sale.
John's book is not yet another title on gamification. Playful Design instead takes a healthily skeptical and highly practical approach to showing how user experience designers can achieve great things in the real world through games.
The book's introduction, testimonials, and its 137 images are all available via the book's web site. And the good people at .net magazine were kind enough to publish an excerpt. Check'em out, then order this lovely new book as a four-color sewn binding paperbacks and in three DRM-free ebook formats (PDF, ePUB, and MOBI).
(By the way: our long publishing drought is over—our authors suddenly seem to be getting super-productive!—and we may put out as many as eight new books in 2012. So this might be a good time to check out our Future Pack—our next four titles at 25% off).