We'll refer to these during the first class session
Wadlow, M. G. (January 01, 1994).
Design as a Way of Life: Menagerie or Melting Pot?.
ACM SIGCHI Bulletin, 26, 1, 7-8.
Buchanan, R. (2000).
Good Design in the Digital Age.
AIGA Journal of Design for the Network Economy, 1(1), 5.
Norman, D. (January 01, 2006).
The Way I See It: Words Matter. Talk About People-Not Customers, Not Consumers, Not Users.
Interactions, 13, 5, 49,63.
- Interaction design is concerned with designing interactive products to support the way people communicate and interact in their everyday and working lives
- It is concerned with how to create quality user experiences
- It requires taking into account a number of interdependent factors, including context of use, type of activities, cultural differences, and user groups
- It is multidisciplinary, involving many inputs from wide-reaching disciplines and fields
Optional readings which may come up in class discussions
Marcus, A. (September 01, 2003).
When is a user not a user?: Who are we? What do we do?.
Interactions, 10, 5, 28-34.
Marcus, A. (September 01, 2002).
Dare we define user-interface design?: should discount methods be cleared off HCI's shelves?.
Interactions, 9, 5, 19-24.