Designing Interactions, by Bill Moggridge, takes readers on a journey through the development of technologies and interfaces as humanity’s computing power has progressed. The book is filled with insights into interactive design from the people who have shaped our lives, and continue to shape our future. Exploring the ideas which have shaped the way we work, play and share; the book is an excellent and engaging read. We highly recommend the book for anyone who thinks to call themselves an interactive designer! Here you can find the best graphic designers Sydney has to offer.
raphic design is an ancient craft, dating back past Egyptian hieroglyphs to 17,000-year-old cave paintings. As a term originating in the 1920s’ print industry and covering a range of activities including logo creation, it concerns aesthetic appeal and marketing – attracting viewers using images, color and typography. However, graphic designers working in user experience (UX) design must justify stylistic choices regarding, say, image locations and font with a human-centered approach, focusing on—and seeking maximum empathy with—users while creating good-looking designs that maximize usability. Aesthetics must serve a purpose – in UX design we don’t create art for art’s sake. So, when doing graphic design for UX, you should consider the information architecture of your interactive designs, to ensure accessibility for users, and leverage graphic design skills in creating output that considers the entire user experience, including users’ visual processing abilities. For instance, if an otherwise pleasing mobile app can’t offer users what they need in several thumb-clicks, its designers will have failed to marry graphic design to user experience. The scope of graphic design in UX covers creating beautiful designs that users find highly pleasurable, meaningful, and usable.