Interaction Design




DEFINITION

It is well recognized that component of interaction design is an essential part of user experience User Experience design (UX), centering on the interaction between users and products. The goal of interaction design is to create a product that produces an efficient and delightful end-user experience by enabling users to achieve their objectives in the best way possible.

The current high emphasis on user-centered design and the strong focus on enhancing user experience have made interaction designers critical in conceptualizing products to match user expectations and meet the standards of the latest UI patterns and components.To enable a pleasurable and desirable end user experience, the following are some considerations for the interaction design process:

  • Defining interaction patterns best suited in the context
  • Incorporating user needs collected during user research into the designs
  • Features and information that are important to the user
  • Interface behavior like drag-drop, selections, and mouse-over actions
  • Effectively communicating strengths of the system
  • Making the interface intuitive by building affordances
  • Maintaining consistency throughout the system.
  • Utilizing a haptic feedback system to reduce confusion

In the last few years, the role of interaction designer has shifted from being just focused on specifying UI components and communicating them to the engineers to a situation now where designers have more freedom to design contextual interfaces which are based on helping meet the user needs.Therefore, User Experience Design evolved into a multidisciplinary design branch that involves multiple technical aspects from motion graphics design and animation to programming.




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