Join David Hogue for an in-depth discussion in this video Who is this course for?, part of Applied Interaction Design.
So, who is this course for? Well, it's for students, designers, and developers. Anyone who wants to craft better, more interactive websites and applications by applying core interaction design principles and practices. We're going to look at an existing website to discuss its strengths and weaknesses in terms of what we know about what people think and behave. We'll explore some alternatives, make recommendations for improvement, and craft a better overall design all while keeping the user in mind. As interaction designers, we are often charged with making the user experience better in many ways, but we also need to be able to explain why problems are problems and why one design may be a better solution than another in a particular situation. As members of multidisciplinary teams, we need to be able to speak the language of design, explain complex concepts clearly and concisely to clients and to collaborate closely with developers by understanding the limitations and opportunities of different technologies.
In short, we need to be able to apply our skills and knowledge to create the best experiences possible. And remember, interaction design is not about the behavior of the interface, it's about the behavior of people, so let's get started.
- Defining a customer scenario
- Improving navigation
- Working with content in grids
- Establishing a sense of place on category pages
- Exploring infinite scroll and pagination methods
- Using tooltips to deliver contextual content
- Working with light boxes and layers
- Improving form structure
- Handling errors and presenting effective error messages
- Comparing the original site to the enhanced site