Being an Interaction Designer in the iPhone applications world

18 Nov 2009 - 2:26pm
6 years ago
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Pietro Desiato

Hi all,

I'd like to know if any of you have some experience with iPhone
interaction design. To me, it looks like iPhone applications are
sometimes dominated by devs that are able to create their apps
without any help. Obviously, I am referring to what it looks like an
early stage of the iPhone application design. Where early means
functionalities and extra features but not studying, testing and
finding the best interface solutions (with the necessary exceptions
ofc). Is my perception wrong and if so do you have some suggestions
on how IxDers can integrate into design processes when they're based
on a cultural layer that it's not mature yet?



18 Nov 2009 - 7:34pm
Mike Hales

Hey Pietro

Just finished an app for a client and IxD was central as we did
personas, user interviews, user testing on paper prototypes, physical
tests (wide - outdoors, closer - handling and mounting the ohone
itself, closer - interaction with app (button size etc) we were
working with wheelchair users) as well as environment research etc.
All before a 0 or 1 was written in code.

So, the space is maturing pretty quickly in terms of applying UCD and
we're certainly getting plenty of calls from folks keen to integrate
an iPhone/Android app as part of wider digital and physical offering.

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