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Interaction Design

via CreativeLive


Interaction design defines the relationship between people and the product they use, from computers to mobile apps and beyond. In this introductory class, industry expert Jamal Nichols will explain what Interaction Design is and how to incorporate it into your work to create more meaningful experiences. Designers tend to focus on how things look, when the focus should equally be on how things work.
In this class, Jamal covers:
  • What Interaction design is and how to think about it 
  • Core principles and methods of interaction design 
  • How to master interaction design and create experiences that flow 
 If you work in the digital space and are a new or seasoned designer, this class is for you.


  • Class Introduction
  • What is Interaction Design?
  • Goal Directed Design
  • Context
  • Mental Models
  • Affordances
  • Micro Interactions
  • What are Heuristics?
  • Make it Clear Where You Can Take Action
  • Help the User Understand What's Going On
  • Stay on the Same Screen
  • Invite Users To Do Things
  • Use Semantic Motion to Aid Understanding
  • Design Research
  • Personas
  • Scenarios & Frameworks
  • Wireframing
  • Interactive Prototypes

Taught by

Jamal Nichols

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