Week 1 – Introduction to Interactive Design

Summary:

Week one’s lecture pod provided a brief introduction into the field of Interaction Design by defining what it is alongside an explanation of what other types of design and design principles are at play within this field. Bill Verplank’s video clip provided some more insight into Interaction Design by explaining the three key questions that Interactive designers get asked frequently and how this affects the Interactive designer’s approach to their work. Gillian Crampton’s interview went a bit more in depth with this topic by tying in the mindset created by the three frequently asked questions with real life examples of Interaction Design and how people react to it. Experience Design was also touched upon through a flow chart explaining how Data becomes Wisdom and how this philosophy relates to the approach of Interaction Design.

This chart portrays the various design disciplines that contribute to Interactive Design
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