Interaction: The process of where two different parties influence each other.
“Designing interactive products to support people in their everyday and working lives.”
-Sharp, Rogers and Preece.
“The design of spaces for human communication and interaction.”
In interaction design there a 5 key design areas that contribute to the design of interactive products. These areas are:
- Information Architecture
- Time and Motion
Bill Verplank states there are 3 key “how do you” questions that need to be answered as a interactive designer. These key questions are:
- How does the person do?
- How does the person feel?
- How does the person know?
Gillian Campton says that interactive design is all about designing the quality of the interaction that occurs between the user and the system/product.
These qualities include:
- How easy/hard is it to interact with the system/product?
- How natural is this interaction between the user and the system/product?
- Preece, Jenny, Yvonne Rogers, and Helen Sharp. Interaction design: beyond human-computer interaction. New York, NY: J. Wiley & Sons, 2002. Print.
- Denning, Peter J., and Robert M. Metcalfe. Beyond calculation: the next fifty years of computing. New York: Copernicus, 1997. Print.
- Moggridge, Bill. “Designing Interactions.” Designing Interactions. Designing Interactions, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2011. <http://www.designinginteractions.com/interviews/BillVerplank>.
- Moggridge, Bill. “Designing Interactions.” Designing Interactions. Designing Interactions, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2011. <http://www.designinginteractions.com/interviews/GillianCamptonSmith>.