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.

The Perception of Control The Perception of Control

As we create positive experiences, we sometimes create the perception of control, even when the user doesn't actually control the situation. This week, author Marli Mesibov discusses the ethics involved in designing for perception rather than reality.

Making Simple Ideas Simpler Making Simple Ideas Simpler

A usable site needs to be easy to learn, intuitive to use, and memorable. But it should also be simple! This week, author Jenny Reeves helps us deconstruct user interactions, and find the path to simplicity.

User Stories: A Foundation for UI Design User Stories: A Foundation for UI Design

User stories are bite-size snippets that highlight the true goals of an application throughout the design process. This week, author Tom Brinton shows us how even a lightweight implementation of user stories benefits UI design process.