Special Issue "Challenges of Interface and Interaction Design"
A special issue of Challenges (ISSN 2078-1547).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2013)
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
Manuscript Submission Information
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