Defining Interaction Design

Interaction Design gives shape to a concept employed by successful designers across a multitude of disciplines. At its most abstract level, designing for interactions requires careful consideration of the exchanges that occur between people and the mechanisms of daily life, including but not limited to social, economic, or service transactions.

A productive interaction design process represents a continually evolving cycle of observation, iteration, and adaptation based on user feedback. Ultimately, a successful design will be sensitive to its total environment and facilitate exchanges, both precedented and unprecented, for its end user.