Managing Contextual Cognition Leaks through Observational Research

We cannot separate ourselves from our environment, what people call experience can also be classified as Mental Models, in terms of interaction design theories, this means the perceptions we develop when we play or learn a technology, the learning process, the perceptions and our attitudes all constitute our Mental Models. 

Why Interaction Design?

Interaction design domain is extremely satisfying, just reading through the book by Preece is enlightening. It is an essential component of Human Computer Interaction Design discipline. Reading about this domain, I had several flashes of past and present technology show up instantly in my mind. The journey from MDA

Observation Research Process

One of the very first assignments given to us while studying Interaction Design module took me by surprise. We were asked in the tutorial to go to a specific place within or just outside the University [in small groups] and to do a little observation. I was pleasantly surprised to

Sketching Persona

As user experience researchers we all value the importance and significance of persona on the balance. During one of the tutorial, we were introduced to this concept and then asked to create a couple based on the case studies given. 463

User Testing in Action

Interaction Design as a discipline is heavily skewed towards evaluating the usability of a system or process or concept [first major goal] and secondly, user experience [satisfaction, the positive emotional response in short delight experienced when interacting with a system]. During one of the sessions, we were all given an