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 Value of Modern-Day Mentorship The Value of Modern-Day Mentorship

In school we looked to teachers for advice and mentorship. But out in the "real world," designers need to find alternative ways to continue to learn. This week, author Ximena Vengoechea explains how to get value out of modern-day mentorships.

Are Users The New Designers? Are Users The New Designers?

In 2010, James Bridle discovered that his Apple iPhone was collecting and storing his location data. The experience brought him to the realization that as a user, his actions were actually helping to design the experience he had. This week, author Paul Blackburn shows how the roles of user and designer will become more intertwined, as IoT technology becomes commonplace in our daily lives.

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.