Interaction design is the process of identifying the path a user ought to take, and the most simple, useful actions that will send him or her along that path.

Designing with Paper Prototyping Designing with Paper Prototyping

Paper prototyping is a key component of the user-centered design (UCD) process and is a popular method among designers. The characteristics of paper prototyping lends itself to the iterative approach that is so valuable in the UCD process

Consistency: Key to a Better User Experience Consistency: Key to a Better User Experience

In an effort to provide a quality experience to our users, it's necessary to be consistent in the design and content of a website. Consistency is a word we tend to hear frequently. The reason for this is: A harmonious user experience separates an amateur from a professional.

15 Desktop & Online Wireframing Tools 15 Desktop & Online Wireframing Tools

Engineered to make the design process as intuitive as possible, wireframing tools allow designers to construct visual representations of their interface before development begins. In this post, Tom Walker gives readers an overview of 15 of the most widely-used applications available. How does your wireframing tool of choice measure up?

43 Essential Controls for Web Applications 43 Essential Controls for Web Applications

Familiarize yourself with Rich Internet Application technologies and the best UI controls for creating your application. Rich Internet Application technology has empowered us to create really amazing user experiences. The best RIAs on the web today rely on a discreet set of UI controls to provide a lively and timely experience.

The User-Centered Design Conundrum The User-Centered Design Conundrum

Its not a matter of who wins or loses, it's how you play the game. In this post, Andrew addresses the conundrum facing many UX designers: conducting user research appears to diminish our role as an experience designer. Properly executed, though, design research makes for a valuable return on investment.

Complete Beginner’s Guide to Interaction Design Complete Beginner’s Guide to Interaction Design

Ready to get your feet wet in Interaction Design? In this article the author touches briefly on all aspects of Interaction Design: the history, guiding principles, noted designers, their tools and more. Even if you're an interaction designer yourself, give the article a read and share your thoughts.