April 10, 2024, 6:45 pm

Design dictionary

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Design dictionary

[ Interaction Design ]

Interaction from the Latin prefix inter- (between) and actio (ability to act, activity) and design from English to design, to conceive, itself from the Latin designare (to mark with a sign, to draw, to indicate).


Interaction design is imagining, creating, and designing all the elements that govern daily interactions with the objects and systems surrounding us. A part of experience design, interaction design remains a practice that underlines our relationship to things and objects. In a nutshell, interaction design defines a product's behaviors when we use or come in contact with it. It also defines how it behaves with other products in a given system. Interaction design means connecting to ou surroundings and tuning into the emotions the user will feel when listening to a sound, discovering information or touching a button, all of which are essential parts of the user experience.

Useful quote

“If we want users to like our software, we should design it to behave like a likeable person: respectful, generous and helpful.”
Alan Cooper

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