What Is Interaction Design

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Interaction Design Christophe De Pelsemaker 3BA - Grafische Vormgeving Sint-Lukas Brussel 2011-2012 Content What is interaction design? Designers My principles of (interaction) design Sources Tamer Nakisci Namahn p. 3 p. 3 p. 3 p. 4 p. 4 p. 6 What is interaction design? Interaction design is the structure and behavior of interactive systems. Designers working with interaction design try to create relationships between people, products and the services they use. Not only speaking from computers, mobile devices, applications and beyond, but interaction also happens from user to user and from machine to machine. The core of interactive design is to embed information into the social complexities of the physical world.…show more content…
It gets in touch with the ever changing emotions of people. 3 Namahn Namahn is a Belgian design firm based in Brussels, founded in 1987 with the intention of designing in a different way, with a larger focus on the user. In fact they are viewed as pioneers in this area and often give guest lectures in a number of institutions. Namahn calls their style of design Human-Centered Design. This means that trough their design they focuses on the impact the design has on the user. They claim that they start their creating process for a certain product with an investigation of the user’s wants and needs. What does he want or need to achieve? By doing intensive research into these things they feel that a designer is able to create better and more effective design. This in return provides a better and more effective design, a design that saves the user a lot of precious time. On the other hand this also means eliminating useless and confusing functions and reintegrating only the necessary parts. Namahn pride themselves on employing a strict design process. This process can be divided into three basic steps: First The designers try to get into the right mindset for the task at hand. This means researching the context in which the design will take place. By doing this the Namahn designers find out what the user’s genuine needs are, not only the needs that they are perceived to have by others. This shows how Namahn doesn’t
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