EVENT: Interaction Design Final Presentations
|December 12, 2011|
|3:30 pm||to||5:30 pm|
Final presentations from interaction Design class taught by Zoe Fraade-Blanar. Note, these presentations are only open to the ITP Community due to space limitations.
Interaction Design: Making Technology Play Nice class description:
Electronics were created for making electricity move around in interesting ways. Human brains were created for running away from lions. Where they meet we have Interaction Design, the study of how to make these two sworn enemies shake hands. Controlling their relationship is the key to happy users, no matter how wonderful the technology under the hood: from vending machines to Facebook, some beautiful interfaces are terrible and some ugly ones are great. During this class we probe why that is through an investigation of human-computer interaction, usability and good interface design, and how they all fit into an Agile project plan. We examine working examples of interaction in nature and ways of importing them into a variety of media contexts and applications. Along the way students design large-scale individual and group concepts using wireframes, userflow diagrams and mockups, and delve into the amazing oracle that is Usability Testing. Final projects are presented in front of the New York Times User Experience and Product Research Department and other invited guest critics.