“Interaction Design (IxD) is a reverse blanket term that describes how people apply many theories in psychology and physiology, including Heuristics, Cybernetics, Ergonomics, Planning Theory, and even more disparate fields dealing with Audio and Visual design.

To reduce that. Interface Design is about where buttons appear on a page, and what those buttons look like. IxD is whether or not that page needs to exist at all.


Interface Design will tell you how best to ask a user for his address, IxD will tell you to harvest it from somewhere that you already have it stored.


Interface Designers design interfaces, IxDs design ways to avoid them.”
Read in a discussion at interactiondesigners.com. The members are discussing the difference between Interface Design and Interaction Design.

posted by Rick Moore on Wednesday, Oct 29, 2008
tagged with interaction design, ixd