Fit: A Working Definition of IxD Design

by admin on October 25, 2011

This is the best definition of Interaction Design that I’ve encountered so far: not engineering or styling, but fit. It describes the role as one of connection, rather than invention (though invention may occur in the process). IxD Designers are not primarily responsible with creating technologies, ensuring proper functioning, or aesthetics, but rather with the way these components come together for the experience of a human. An ixd designer thus must have the humbleness to appreciate the expertise of specialists, and the informed empathy to understand the people who will use the product or service.

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