Designerly Thought of the Day #20180906

Design is purposeful. Interaction is intentional. Intention is full of influences, which designers are responsible for. A decent interaction design always goes with elaborate planning of the chain of intentions. And when done well, the experience delights the users with senses of achievement and meaning.

The Chain of Intentions in Interaction Design

Design is purposeful. Interaction is intentional. There’s a chain of intentions in Design. They are connected by interactions and justified by purpose. Structuring the flow of those intentions is a critical part of design. Intention Vs. Purpose For clarity, let’s first differentiate intention from purpose. We can loosely define intention in design as the goal…

User Stories Are All About Verbs

User stories can be a very useful tool for articulating the user’s perspective and intentions. They help us understand how the users encounter their problems, as well as how a potential solution may solve them. The core of a user story is action. What users do. Verbs. Lots of them. A user story is a…

Book – Thoughts on Interaction Design, 2nd Edition by Jon Kolko

Although I started my translating “career” 12 years ago (I had been translating and writing C/C++ articles and was once well-known for that in the relevant community), and although I had been a well-respected editor who had helped/assisted many translators on translating, I never did “serious” translation work until the year 2011. And the result…