I thought we could use some positive energy on the list for a moment, so
let's talk about what we love the most about IxD work. Just for fun. :)
As I mentioned in another thread, I absolutely love patterns. Design
patterns, behavioral patterns, patterns of all kinds. I like discovering
them, talking about them, figuring out how and when to apply them, and on
I also love thinking about *how things work* (I think this is why I'm an IxD
in the first place). I love doing this whether I'm thinking about a
drag-and-drop interaction or how the drink counter at a local restaurant
could be revamped to optimize customer traffic. *Love it*. It's my favorite
activity. Seriously. It's ingrained in the way I think.
Andrei, I think, loves prototyping, but I won't try to speak on behalf of
So, what do *you* love? What is about IxD that keeps you excited and
challenged and in love with your work?