24 Jun 2011 - 4:53am
4 years ago
38 replies
Silvia Di Gianf...

Technical skills of an Interaction Designer

Hi all,
as Interaction Designer I think it's a foundamental matter to have a deep knowledge of  "how it works behind the scenes" what we design for people to use.

The question is: which language (HTML, Java, Javascript, DHTML...) do you think an Interaction Designer should be fluent in and at which level?



29 May 2010 - 1:01pm
6 years ago
3 replies

IxD background questions- area, education, work environment, career path

Hi there,

After browsing thousands of posts and I still couldn’t find the answers I was looking for, I have decided to write my first post and wish some of you experts out there would be kind enough to share some insight (ok, I exaggerated, but still it’s a lot of reading)

-          Are most IxD working on web interfaces/ application? What’s the proportion of IxD working on electronic gadgets as well as other types of non-electronics products?

23 May 2009 - 1:38am
7 years ago
4 replies

UX Generalists & Specialists

Hi all,

I'm fairly new to UX/IX design, and I've seen so many people talk
about the benefits/shortcomings of generalists vs. specialists. I had
to take a swing at it, and I think I've cleared up the real issue:

Instead of just asking "which is better" we should be asking
"which is better for our business?"

Too many times the UX civil war seems to revolve around broad skills
or narrow skills, and as far as I can tell, it doesn't matter which
skill set you have. Both are valuable and necessary.

12 Mar 2009 - 7:38am
7 years ago
3 replies

Moving into UI design / UX from another web specialism


This follows on from a discussion I was involved with regarding
education for UX professionals. I'd be interested to know how easy
it's considered to move from one area of web work into a more
UI/UX-focused role (but still within the web industry).

I've read a couple of comments on older discussions that suggest
that it isn't that easy but I'd be interested to get wider

15 Oct 2008 - 3:35am
5 years ago
73 replies
R. Groot

Can an interaction designer creat (great) interaction without (great) visual design skills?

Hi all,

in my daily work as an interaction designer I mostly create wireframes and
support the visual designers in their creation of the visual design for
these wireframes.

I notice though, that there is a strong dependency on how/if the interaction
will work and the (eventual) visual design.

My question: can an interaction designer create great working interaction
without having visual design skills?

Kind regards,
Rein Groot

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