If it has the word ‘button’ in it, it’s a good blog. At least that seems to be the case in my experience so far. I recently came across two excellent interaction design blogs, “The History of the Button” and “Upressable Buttons” which talk about buttons in more depth than you ever thought possible.
When you think about it though, our interaction with technology (a concept that I tend to see as basically synonymous with ergonomics) is really all about buttons in some form or another.
From the first TV remote control to the Wii remote, from rotary phones to the iPhone–looking at the history of buttons, how they’ve changed and how we’ve changed as a result, is a suprisingly interesting lense through which to view ergonomics and product design.