The 5 Essential Steps of Interaction Design

By thedesignvillage, January 30, 2018

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In this world of interactive design and beauty, everyone like the things which are eye pleasing. It is the general human tendency to get attracted towards the beautiful or soothing article. From ancient times the concept of beauty has laid great emphasis on everyone. From structure to masonry and art, everything is emboldened with this concept. It has changed from ancient to the medieval period and then to modern times but the soul remained same.

Also, in the art of marketing and selling up your product the look and design is something which matters the most for any company and brand. It is the glorious emblems and design of the various different brands by which they are known in the world and the design of such different logos have given them an identity all over the world. All the brand and any other new competent organization invest large sums of money to create an identity for itself. To make a self-brand value and to establish itself in the market. For this, they hire various design experts who have studied interaction design courses and contributes towards the designing of the brand.

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There are various career options available for the children after completing their schooling. In comparison to twenty or thirty years back, the economy was not so interlinked and the multinational firms have not penetrated the market well enough. Thus there were only a limited number of job options available for the youth at that time. Now, the time has changed and so is the number of options available in the job market. More and more students are shifting from the conventional education streams such as engineering & medical and are moving towards new courses such as fashion designing, interior designing, event management, marketing jobs and more. The craze for these jobs has suddenly increased because there are not many people who are fully apt in the work and there is a constant need for the workforce. The salary paid to them is at par with any other managerial job. The status in the society is also different and the treatment is better as something novel is present to work with. All these factors have led this career choice to bloom.

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Whenever we visit somewhere or see something is the designs and the beauty that appeals to us. Even when we order the food in a restaurant, it the taste of the food that matters to is but the plating is laid more emphasis by the chefs. Why? Because before we start to eat that food we first see it and if it is not appearing to us visually them we should have a psychological impact on our brain that alters the or prejudice our mind for the taste. Likewise, when we surf through any website or visit the website, instead of the content available on the website, it is the appearance and the outlook the matters the most. Quite frankly a website with a very dull user interface will not only be ineffective but does not catch your attention even if it contains good material to read or surf through.

The five steps of Interactive Design:

1. Goal-driven Design

This is essential for any designer to set up certain goals before designing any new concept. Without any set mindset, it would more like shooting in the dark then working on any project. Firstly and foremost the designer should be made aware of the demands of the client. Everything is based on that the more the flexibility is provided from the client’s side the better it is for the designer to work with. The second step is to check with the target audience. The audience can vary in such matters from school kids, teenagers, females, adults or senior citizens. The website is designed in accordance with the traffic that may appear on it.

2. Usability

The second thing which has to be kept in mind is the usability of the people who will surf the web. The intended number of users at a particular instance who will visit the website and the average time they will be spending on the website is of great significance.

3. Signifiers

The real use of signifiers come in handy when we are very much intended towards graphical user interface.  The signifiers should be very easy from the point of a layman and self-explanatory.

4. Learnability

The users belonging to the bracket of the graduates have become very interactive with the technology. Thus it should be very catchy and easy to learn for the first time users. They should be looking forward to remembering the steps but should be self-guided towards it.

5. Feedback & Response Time

The feedback or response time is the heart and soul of any website. A website may, however good can be on the side of the front end and may appeal an appease you, but can never work efficiently it the feedback or response time is very long. This will not only tamper the reputation of the client but also will literally pull away the customers. No one wants to sit idle and keep looking at the status bar or work in progress sign.