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rachelkroft wrote:I am just a recent grad (still basically a student) but this is what I think...
_________ focus on how services, products and technology can be better for people. They design and empathize with the emotional usage, need and bond that we have with our servies, products and technology.
yo wrote:eobet wrote:Applies to any design field, really.
Which might make it not the best pitch for interaction design. The follow question might literally be, "so what is interaction design again?"
“I felt that there was an opportunity to create a new design discipline, dedicated to creating imaginative and attractive solutions in a virtual world, where one could design behaviors, animations, and sounds as well as shapes. This would be the equivalent of industrial design but in software rather than three-dimensional objects. Like industrial design, the discipline would start from the needs and desires of the people who use a product or service, and strive to create designs that would give aesthetic pleasure as well as lasting satisfaction and enjoyment.
I gave my first conference presentation on the subject in 1984, and at that time I described it as “Soft-face”, thinking of a combination between software and user-interface design […] we went on thinking of possible names until I eventually settled on “interaction design” with the help of Bill Verplank.”
-- Moggridge, 2007
But there is a lot interaction design going with physical interfaces, not to mention the digital interfaces with physical inputs or digital inputs that control physical actions, so limiting it to "on the glass" is not quite right. It goes beyond the GUI. Part of the issue is that interaction design is a task that is associated with the design of anything, and industrial designers practice interaction design every day.