Interaction design defines the relationship between people and the product they use, from computers to mobile apps and beyond. How do you incorporate it into your work to create more meaningful experiences?
One mistake some designers make is a tendency to focus on how things look, when the focus should equally be on how things work.
Interaction design, often abbreviated as IxD, is the practice of designing interactive digital products, environments, systems, and services.
IxD is often associated with digital design, but it is also useful when creating a physical product and considering how a user might interact with it.
Some crossovers of interaction design include human–computer interaction, and software development.
It’s not that interaction designers don’t consider form, but they are also concerned with analyzing how things are, how they could be, and satisfying the majority of users.
If you have never heard of IxD, don’t feel bad. The design fields are changing very fast right now. A future post might have to look at another job that I only discovered this month: chief experience officer (CXO). A CXO is an executive responsible for the overall user experience (UX) of an organization’s products and services.