Interaction design is the design of the interaction between users and products. The goal of interaction design is to create meaningful relationships between people and the products and services that they use, from computers to mobile devices to appliances and beyond.
Boost Your UX with These Successful Interaction Design Principles
There’s a fine line between an interaction that works and one that is unusable. Interaction design principles help bridge the divide.
Storyframes before wireframes - Starting designs in the text editor
Browsing a well-crafted interface is like reading a great story. As designers, why are we not incorporating screenwriting techniques more often into our process?
How to write products - A toolkit for when copy becomes design
This post is about the bigger picture that we often miss. It’s about the intersection between style and usability where copy becomes a facet of product design.
The Right Way to Ask Users for Mobile Permissions
How Cluster dramatically increased iOS access conversion.
A pioneer in interaction design tells the stories of designers who changed the way people use everyday things in the digital era, interviewing the founders of Google, the creator of The Sims, the inventors and developers of the mouse and the desktop, and many others.
The Design of Everyday Things
The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. In this entertaining and insightful analysis, cognitive scientist Don Norman hails excellence of design as the most important key to regaining the competitive edge in influencing consumer behavior.
About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design
About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, Fourth Edition is the latest update to the book that shaped and evolved the landscape of interaction design. This comprehensive guide takes the worldwide shift to smartphones and tablets into account. New information includes discussions on mobile apps, touch interfaces, screen size considerations, and more. The new full-color interior and unique layout better illustrate modern design concepts.
The Elements of User Experience: User-Centered Design for the Web and Beyond
With so many issues involved—usability, brand identity, information architecture, interaction design— creating the user experience can be overwhelmingly complex. This new edition of The Elements of User Experience cuts through that complexity with clear explanations and vivid illustrations that focus on ideas rather than tools or techniques.
The Best Interface Is No Interface: The simple path to brilliant technology
In this book, innovator Golden Krishna challenges our world of nagging, screen-based bondage, and shows how we can build a technologically advanced world without digital interfaces. In his insightful, raw, and often hilarious criticism, Golden reveals fascinating ways to think beyond screens using three principles that lead to more meaningful innovation. Whether you’re working in technology, or just wary of a gadget-filled future, you’ll be enlighted and entertained while discovering that the best interface is no interface.