Interaction Design, also known as Interactive Design (IxD), is the field to design the behavior of human-computer systems. As an interaction designer, we have to create the content and functions of products that are useful, easy to use, user-friendly, technically feasible, and of commercial interest. All of these are meant to improve the user experience. This article is going to talk about 10 basic principles of interaction design. Whether it is for the traditional graphical user interface or for any smart electronic devices, you can’t find it more useful.
1. Follow the user’s mental model
Most of users are operating the interface just based on their instinct. In short, when they encounter a button, they will think this button will be triggered to meet their needs. But if this button get triggered in some other operation ratner than user’s expectation, it must be a bad design.
2. Meet the user’s needs
The most basic principle of interaction design is to meet the user’s needs. To determine the user’s requirements is a product manager’s basic work, there are many ways and tools to help us identify the user’s needs. For examples, observing user behavior, analyzing data, building user scenarios, and more.