In Through the Side Door

Fifty Years of Women in Interaction Design

by Erin Malone
Foreword by Aynne Valencia

Coming October 15, 2024 from MIT Press

Table of Contents*

Foreword (invited author)


Why this book? Why now?

About this book

Situating Myself in History



Part 1: 1960s-1980s: The Earliest Pioneers

Chapter 1: Interaction Design's Evolution from Computer Programming

Defining the Practice of Interaction Design

A Brief Tour Through Early History

Women Enter the Technology Design Space

Part 2: 1980-1993: Personal Computing

Chapter 2: The New Graphical User Interface

Xerox PARC

Apple's Human Interface Group

Microsoft's Interface Architecture Group

Chapter 3: Beyond the Desktop

Exploring Multimedia

Interactions with Equipment & Kiosks

Chapter 4: Supporting the Emerging Interaction Designer

Early Community Building

The Birth of SIGCHI

Early Programs to Educate the Interaction Designer

Part 3: 1993-2005: The Internet Changes Everything

Chapter 5: BBSs, The Web & The Dot Com Boom

Early Internet Services

Hypertext and the World Wide Web

Designing with Information

Chapter 6: Finding Community and Education

Creating Community for Practitioners


American Center for Design

AIGA Advance for Design

Solidifying the Education of Interaction Designers

2005-2012: The Rise of Web 2.0

Chapter 7: After the Bust

Social Media Helping Define Web 2.0

Interaction Design Patterns

Civic Design Gets a Boost with Hanging Chads

Chapter 8: The Growing World of Devices

Internet of Things & Screenless Interactions

Designing Voice

Chapter 9: They Broke the Glass Ceiling

Chapter 10: Focused Communities and Education

The Mature Practitioner Community

The Community of Information Architecture

Interaction Designers Rally

Education in the New Millennium

Chapter 11: Conclusion


End Notes

General Bibliography
The bibliography is not included in the book because I am using full citations but here is a general list of the resources I used that are not specific to a single designer.

*As of August 2023

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