I’m reading a good book called, “The Design of Everyday Things" by Don Norman. Thought I’d share some notes here on my blog.
Different types of design are often confused and poorly defined. This book focuses on three major areas of design and defines them as follows:
Industrial Design: The professional service of creating and developing concepts and specifications that optimize the function, value, and appearance of products and systems for the mutual benefit of both user and manufacturer.
Interaction Design: The focus is upon how people interact with technology. The goal is to enhance people’s understanding of what can be done, what is happening, and what just occurred. Interaction design draws upon principals of psychology, design, art, and emotion to ensure a positive, enjoyable experience.
Experience Design: The practice of designing products, services, processes, events, and environments with a focus placed on the quality and enjoyment of the total experience.