Category: Interaction design

Interaction design masterclass

This masterclass will cover a wide range of interaction design skills, including how humans think (and why we need to know that); key interaction design processes and skills like sketching. It will be theoretical and practical and allow you to immediately apply ideas to your projects.

Wireframes for the Wicked

In this panel, three experienced designers will share their tried and true tips for making wireframes really work. We’ll talk about how to sketch a wireframe on the fly to demonstrate an idea and how to create a standalone wireframe deliverable; when to show a concept and when to describe nitty-gritty detail; how to make a narrative wireframe and how to make a specification wireframe

Interaction design in an age of AJAX

AJAX, Flash and other rich internet application technologies have changed the way we design interaction on the web - all for the better. Before, we had static pages with a few interactive pieces - form elements, hyperlinks and submit buttons. Now, we have the ability...

Deconstructing design: How did we get from there to here

In this presentation, I showed a number of completed site designs that I had been involved in. For each ‘deconstructed’ each design – pulled it apart to show how various inputs (such as research, activities, politics, guidelines, previous experiences) informed the design. The presentation highlighted that each design element is informed by more than one input; and that each input contributed to more than one part of the design. It also showed how important it is to undertake a range of research activities and not rely on just one or two inputs.

Using a “strawman” for page layout design

Designing the page layouts for a new or redesigned intranet can be complex. One of the most difficult aspects is creating the first layout. Starting with an empty screen, you need to determine what will go on each page and where it will go. Using a strawman design - a...