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I didn’t know what Interaction design means. this is quite interesting.
Interaction design (abbreviated as IxD) defines the structure and behavior of interactive systems. Interaction Designers strive to create meaningful relationships between people and the products and services that they use, from computers to mobile devices to appliances and beyond. The practice typically centers on “embedding information technology into the ambient social complexities of the physical world.”
Interactivity, however, is not limited to technological systems. It can also apply to other types of non-electronic products and services, and even organizations. Also, people have been interacting with each other as long as humans have been a species. Therefore, interaction design can be applied to the development of all solutions (or offerings), such as services and events. Those who design these offerings have, typically, performed interaction design inherently without naming it as such.
The core principles of Industrial Design overlap with those of interaction design, and vice versa.These include Physical form of an object, Aesthetics, Human perception & desire, and usability.
Human factors & Ergonomics
Certain basic principles of Ergonomics provide grounding for interaction design. These include anthropometry,biomechanics, kinesiology, physiology and psychology as they relate to human behavior in the built environment.
Certain basic principles of cognitive psychology provide grounding for interaction design. These include mental models, mapping, interface metaphors, and affordances. Many of these are laid out in Donald Norman’s influential book The Design of Everyday Things.
Human computer interaction
Academic research in human-computer interaction (HCI) includes methods for describing and testing the usability of interacting with an interface, such as cognitive dimensions and the cognitive walkthrough.
Interaction designers are typically informed through iterative cycles of user research. User research is used to identify the needs, motivations and behaviour of end users. They design with an emphasis on user goals and experience, and evaluate designs in terms of usability and affective influence.
As interaction designers increasingly deal with ubiquitous computing and urban computing, the architects’ ability to make, place, and create context becomes a point of contact between the disciplines.
User interface design
Like User Interface design and Experience design, Interaction Design is often associated with the design of system interfaces in a variety of media but concentrates on the aspects of the interface that define and present its behavior over time, with a focus on developing the system to respond to the user’s experience and not the other way around.