Tools and Techniques from Interaction Design

I’ve been exploring interaction design lately, and thinking about how much of the work we do intuitively can benefit from the more formalized various tools and techniques that interaction designers use in their work.

Here’s a great example of a design process: The MAYA Design firm redesigned Carnegie Library branches. Here is an overview of the process. And here’s a more detailed PowerPoint presentation (25MB). (Here’s the page where this came from: MAYA’s presentation at User Experience Week 2005 where you can find some PDFs of the slides and talking notes.)

The content (i.e. redesigning a library) is pretty interesting, but be sure to look at the artifacts (lots of photos) and diagramatic explanations. The User Experience Week 2005 PowerPoint presentation gives a pretty nice narrative of the process.

This is a nice list of tools that Information Architects use from the Information Architect Institute site.

posted December 05, 2005 by ben

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