Interaction Design Fundamentals

with David Hogue
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Interaction Design Fundamentals
Video duration: 0s 3h 19m Beginner


Interaction design focuses on creating interfaces, systems, and devices revolving around user behavior. In this course, author David Hogue sheds light on designing effective interactions for any digital medium. The course explores the interaction design process, explains how interaction designers work and the tools they use, and details the five essential principles of interaction design: consistency, visibility, learnability, predictability, and feedback. The course also introduces basic psychological concepts and examines the roles of context, motivation, and perception in a design; offers navigation best practices; and shows how to design for motivation and behavior and provide feedback to visitors.

Topics include:
  • Understanding the origins of interaction design
  • Understanding gestalt principles
  • Designing with grids
  • Understanding design patterns
  • Exploring how people respond to motion and color
  • Communicating through labels and icons
  • Framing for content and decision making
  • Understanding mental models
  • Avoiding cognitive overload
  • Defining behavior for interaction design
  • Designing for clicks and taps
  • Understanding the feedback cycle
  • Professional resources
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- Welcome to Interaction Design Fundamentals. I'm Dave Hogue and in this course we're going to explore the essential principals and best practices for designing better and more effective interactions for nearly any interface or device. We'll start by taking a glimpse back at the origins of interaction design and move to the present day with an introduction to the tools and techniques used by today's interaction designers. From there, we'll build a foundation with the five essential principals of interaction design and get a better understanding of how people perceive, process, understand, learn, and remember information in digital environments.

People's needs and expectations strongly influence their behaviors when interacting with devices, so we'll explore how to create successful designs while keeping motivation and context in mind. We'll talk about how the structure and organization of content and functionality facilitates interaction. Discuss how our sensory systems influence our perceptions and how we can craft designs to help guide attention and enhance memory. And through it all, we'll show examples and offer explanations of how to apply this information to your own design methods and techniques.

So, let's get started with Interaction Design Fundamentals.

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