(Inter)Acting Principles

Interaction Principles

IxD principles are based on: (1) the understanding of the users, their requirements and intentions; (2) The reliance on the users for some of the inspiration during the IxD process, thanks to User-Centered Design, Participationary Design and User Personaes; (3) The optimised use and reliance on technology; (4) Design style, aesthetics and flair

A Range of Resources

Adobe talks of five essential principles: Consistency, Visibility, Learnability, Predictability and Feedback, see Adobe TV Essential principles of IxD Video. Microsoft on the other hand suggest 8 prinicples of interaction for their Surface PDA: Seamless, Social, Spatial, Super-Realism, Contextual Environment, Scaffolding, Peformance Aesthetics and Direct Manipulation.