HCI 4 (Design, Scenarios and Prototypes)

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HCI 4 (Design, Scenarios and Prototypes)
2013-05-13 13:30:53
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  1. What is interaction design? (define+4 main activities involved)
    A Process for Creating Digital Interactive Systems for people to Interact and Communicate during their Everyday and Working Activities

    • Four Main Activities
    • 1. Requirements
    • 2. Alternatives
    • 3. Prototyping
    • 4. Evaluating
  2. What makes interaction design special?
    • user centred approach:
    • early focus on user and tasks
    • empirical measurement
    • iterative design
  3. Draw Interaction Design Diagram (Rogers, Sharp & Preece)
  4. Draw Interaction Design Diagram (Dix)
  5. What is a scenario? Why useful?
    A scenario is an informal narrative description of a specific interaction, usually with a real-world setting.

    • why?
    • - suggests desrirable constraints such as response time, error behaviour
    • -flexible and powerful because exploit human ability to envisage rich interactions with minimal information cues

    makes use of personas
  6. What is a prototype?
    The Creation of tangible manifestations of design ideasĀ  thatĀ  users, designers and other stakeholders can interact with in a rapid and in an inexpensive way