Week 2

inspirating-interactive-designSummary – Interaction and Interactivity 

The 5 key elements of Interaction Design

  • Interactivity
  • Information architecture
  • Time and motion
  • Narrative and Interface

Designers have to wear many hats, there are all different design choices and areas that a designer needs to consider. At its core interactivity is.

” The design of spaces for human communication and interaction”

Winograd (1997)

  • Questions a interactive designers need to consider
    • How will the user interact with the application?
    • Will the target audience be familiar with the applications layout, will the commands be simple or more complex?
    • Consider the colours, shapes and size of the application?
    • Dose the application need a tutorial or perhaps an overview before using it.


Narrative Design? A narrative designer is someone who is the storyteller within the applications developmental process. They have to tell the story within the space of a user navigation. unygr1macf7v5j6b_v1_ Successful interactive design Success in interaction design is largely a matter of following established patterns, so people can apply what they already know to new area. Using known and well established interactive controls goes a long way in designing for easy interaction. There are specific considerations that will help make controls more usable for people using assistive technologies. And there are design considerations that make interaction more usable and enjoyable for everyone, including people with disabilities.

Tutorial Tasks 

Diagram/ Sketches

Toast tutorial
Toast Making Flow Chart flowchart

References and Images 

http://www.hansoninc.com/5-sources-for-inspiring-interactive-design/ Winograd (1997) Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years of Computing, Springer – Verlag. http://narrativedesign.org/2011/09/what-is-a-narrative-designer-3/ http://www.pixton.com/comic/unygr1ma


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