A lot of people think that “interaction design” is just making things look pretty, but as the name implies, it’s more about how the user interacts with the design – can they get from step A to step B easily? Does the workflow follow their expectations? Can they figure out what to do next? How many times have you stared at a screen on your laptop or smartphone and said “How do I do X? I should be able to do X from here, shouldn’t I?” Often, in this case, the designer didn’t think through the workflow well enough.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Take 3 is an opportunity provided to VMware employees who’ve worked at the company for at least 5 years to take 3 months and work on something completely different from their regular day jobs. I chose to take the opportunity to apply my UX design skills to a community service project and work with the Community for Open Source Microfinance (COSM) on an application called Mifos.