Tag Archives: interaction design

Interaction design is about shaping our everyday life through digital artifacts

“In the same way that industrial designers have shaped our everyday life through objects that they design for our offices and for our homes, interaction design is shaping our life with interactive technologies – computers, telecommunications, mobile phones, and so on. If I were to sum up interaction design in a sentence, I would say that it’s about shaping our everyday life through digital artifacts – for work, for play, and for entertainment.” - Gillian Crampton Smith

“In the same way that industrial designers have shaped our everyday life through objects that they design for our offices and for our homes, interaction design is shaping our life with interactive technologies – computers, telecommunications, mobile phones, and so on. If I were to sum up interaction design in a sentence, I would say that it’s about shaping our everyday life through digital artifacts – for work, for play, and for entertainment.” – Gillian Crampton Smith

Gillian wrote the foreward to Bill Moggridge’s book Designing Interactions. Watch a video interview with Gillian in which she discusses the ways in which people adopt technologies and the growing sophistication in the qualities of interaction design.

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Pay attention to the subtleties

“When designing, it’s easy to get lost in the gross interactions – the dialog boxes and system flow. However, the subtleties are just as critical to the success of the design. We need to pay close attention to these nuances as we’re working through our design process.” - Jared Spool“When designing, it’s easy to get lost in the gross interactions – the dialog boxes and system flow. However, the subtleties are just as critical to the success of the design. We need to pay close attention to these nuances as we’re working through our design process.” - Jared Spool

“When designing, it’s easy to get lost in the gross interactions – the dialog boxes and system flow. However, the subtleties are just as critical to the success of the design. We need to pay close attention to these nuances as we’re working through our design process.” – Jared Spool

Read Jared’s article “Interaction Design: It’s All About the Subtleties” here.

Interaction design finds ways to better connect people

\"Interaction design isn\'t only about fixing problems; it\'s also about facilitating interactions between people in richer, deeper, better ways - that is, finding new ways to better connect human beings to one another, and by doing so, make the world a better place to live\" - Designing for Interaction by Dan Saffer

“Interaction design isn’t only about fixing problems; it’s also about facilitating interactions between people in richer, deeper, better ways – that is, finding new ways to better connect human beings to one another, and by doing so, make the world a better place to live” – Designing for Interaction by Dan Saffer

Check out Dan’s book Designing for Interaction for a great overview of interaction design