Differnce between user interface and interactiondesign?
25 Jan 2008 - 7:52pm
5 years ago
Hi, Folks --
I appreciate the responses to my question.
I liked Luis' definition:
"UI designer delivers the interface, the IxD plans it"
I think that would make sense to a .NET developer, who's used to
thinking in terms of "the user interface designer" (which, by the way,
is why I asked the question).
"... interface design differs from interaction design primarily in its
focus on the behavior of artifacts rather than the behavior of humans."
I especially like this one, but it would definitely require our
lunchtime conversation extend beyond an hour (not a bad thing, really).
" IxD is about behavior and interactions of the systems and products we
design. It is a horizontal design discipline that almost every other
design discipline has to engage with. it is the intangible part of the
the tangible form making design disciplines out there."
This one, as accurate as it may be, would have him shaking his head and
dismissing me as a complete flake. Considering the source, maybe not a
bad thing either :)
Just curious how some of you would differentiate an interaction designer
from a user interface designer? Apologies if it's been discussed to
death before. Looked quickly on the discussion archive and didn't see
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