I am sure you have seen the news. Snapchat announces that they will be releasing a wearable. The "cool kids" google glasses. I for one am SO happy to see snapchat get into the the physical world. They are a little absurd, but then again so is staring at your phone all day. What are your thoughts?
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Good design is innovative. Good design must be useful. Good design is aesthetic design. Good design makes a product understandable. Good design is honest. Good design is unobtrusive. Good design is long-lasting. Good design is consistent in every detail. Good design is environmentally friendly. And last but not least, good design is as little design as possible. - Dieter Rams
Recently, I have become very interested in designing for interactions. Animations specifically always seemed slightly superfluous to me. That is until I really dug into it and realized that I merely didn't understand the purpose.
I could compare my disinterest in animation to the people that say "i don't like to wear makeup". They don't dislike makeup, but they know it takes time to apply makeup and its expensive to purchase makeup. I would guess 99% of the time, if they applied it correctly and bought the right products, they love the way they look with makeup and can't imagine not wearing it.
Similarly. A lack of understanding, poor historical examples, and the cost associated with hiring a professional disuade most from digging into interaction design and applying it to their organization.
Below is a list of articles that explain, from different angles, how designing for these interactions can provide the user with context and enhance their experience on your product. Take a look.
This is a an impressively engaging conversation (while long) with Joel Peterson as he discusses how to conduct a successful negotiation from 2007 at Stanford Business School. A must watch for anyone who negotiates!
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