Fundamentals of Interaction Design: Users and Products
User Experience Design, which focuses on the holistic process of designing meaningful connections between users and the designed world can be broken down into three general categories: UX Research, Content Strategy, and Interaction Design. While we will briefly touch on the first two categories, this course will focus primarily on the last - Interaction Design. Interaction Design (IxD) focuses on the structure of interactive systems and how those systems behave in response to interaction with users. Simply put, the interaction designer connects the wants and needs of users with the business goals and objectives of a digital product or service provider by creating interactive experiences that are functional, reliable, useful, frictionless, desirable, and ultimately, meaningful. This course provides a broad overview and orientation of the precepts, principles and methods surrounding the user-centered interaction design process with a focus on the impact of design on usability, inclusiveness, and the creation of meaningful connections between digital products and services and the people for whom they are designed.