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Interaction Design

Content by Eugenia Bertulis and Haig Armen. Includes key resources on accessibility, affect, behavioural elements, big data, design for screens, design ethics, game design, design history, human-computer interaction, information architecture, and more

Welcome to the Interaction Design Guide

Hi! Welcome to our resource list for Interaction Design (IxD/UX) at Emily Carr. For each category, we’ve picked a couple of key resources you can start with, as well as further reading and links to lots more. A quick note on our field: you will see the terms “Interaction Design” “IxD” “User Experience Design” and “UX” used pretty interchangeably in some of these resources. A good way to remember the difference is that the overall umbrella term in most university programs is “Interaction Design” and UX is a subset referring to design research. In most professional certificate programs and workplace usage, “User Experience Design” is the umbrella term. 

Defining Interaction Design

Visual definition of interaction design by Bill Verplank. (2 mins. 50 sec.)

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