What is Interaction Design? A Beginners Guide

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What is Interaction Design?

5 Dimensions of Interaction Design.

Interaction Design Principles

What is Interaction Design?

5 Dimensions of Interaction Design.

  • 1D: Words.
  • 2D: Visual representations.
  • 3D: Physical objects or space.
  • 4D: Time
  • 5D: Behavior.

Interaction Design Principles

  1. Consistency — Consistency is achieved by keeping design elements uniform throughout by making sure that they look and behave in the same way.
  2. Minimalism — Design from the perspective of user while ‘Keeping it simple’. avoid any blingy or unnecessary elements.
  3. Discoverability- All objects necessary for the successful human-computer interactions should be visibly accessible at all times
  4. Learnability-Interactions should be easy to learn, and remember for the user without facing issues to use it again.
  5. Conceptual and Mental Models- Mental model is an explanation of someone’s thought process how something works in the real world. Conceptual model is a representation of a system that uses concepts and ideas to form said representation.
  6. Feedback –For every action that the user takes, the Design should give a meaningful reaction.
  7. Mapping- It represents which control is connected to what action on the product.
  8. Visual Hierarchy- It refers to arranging and presenting the design elements in an order that allows users to understand information easily.
  9. Affordances and Signifiers- The presence or absence of a signifier determines how easily the user can understand the object’s affordance.
  10. Constraints- It is about determining ways of restricting the possibilities of user interaction to make sure that only specific things visible to user.

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