5-8 February 2014, Amsterdam

User Interfaces

A good user interface can be the difference between success and failure. How can you improve your interfaces? Interaction14 takes a closer look at UI.

The circle of visual interpretation

In a Wednesday morning workshop, Dave Wood uses a visually interpretive method to reveal how user experience can communicate in ways that personas just can’t. His Interaction14 workshop, “The circle of visual interpration“, is a bit more academic than most. To avoid the trap of only learning from other practitioners, it is sometimes important to take a step back and look at our work from a more academic angle, be it psychology, sociology or in the case of Dave, semiotics.

In his new book, “Interface Design: An introduction to visual communication in UI Design” he takes the reader through the hows, the whys and the wherefores of designing user interfaces from a graphic design perspective.

Dave Wood is a prolific writer. You can download his many papers.

Going through the motions

On Saturday afternoon Antonio De Pasquale will discuss Design in motion: the new frontier of interaction. A senior interaction designer at frog design in Milan, Antonio is convinced that animation can explain behaviors better than thousands of words and that’s why interaction designers should learn from motion designers.

His Interaction14 talk elaborates on this idea. To get a taste of what his talk will cover, look at the slides of a similar talk he gave recently at CodeMotion in Madrid, Spain.

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