Special Issue "Challenges of Interface and Interaction Design"
A special issue of Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2013)
Prof. Boris Müller
Interaction Design, Design Department, University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Postfach 60 06 08, 14406 Potsdam, Germany
Interests: interaction design; visualization; generative design
Interface and Interaction Design have become the defining discipline for all digital products. As Jef Raskin aptly said: as far as the customer is concerned, the interface is the product.
Interface and Interaction Design shape the way we work, live and communicate. For example, one seventh of the world population is on facebook, therefore a minor tweak in the facebook web-interface might change the way one billion humans communicate online.
In the last few years, the challenges of this discipline have become greater. Our task is not only to make digital technology usable — it should be enjoyable, trustworthy, intimate, and enlightening, and above all, it should enable almost everyone to participate in digital society.
In order to address these challenges, we need to explore new concepts and question existing assumptions. We need to employ and combine design strategies such as participatory design, data visualization, persuasive design, critical design and generative design. Above all, we need to acknowledge that design is essentially a cultural phenomenon that has a strong influence on our digital lives.
This special issue is dedicated to address the existing challenges in the practice and education fields of interface design and interaction design.
Research articles, reviews, short notes or communications on the following key topics are especially welcome:
- interaction design
- interface design
- design research
- data visualization
- participatory design
- persuasive design
- generative design
- game design
- digital intimacy
- social computing
- digital society
Prof. Boris Müller
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Challenges is an international peer-reviewed Open Access biannual journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. For the first couple of issues the Article Processing Charge (APC) will be waived for well-prepared manuscripts. English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.