Monday, September 5, 2011
User Experience Design for Non-Designers
Shawn Konopinsky of Infusion gives an excellent speech on the history and process of user experience design. One interesting point was on the development of GUI and how it used metaphors such as file folders to assist users in their interactions. This "metaphoric learning" is a key component of human intelligence and language. As children we develop our understanding of concepts of the world such as "insidedness" through correlations between what is natural (such as eating) to what is outside of us (such as putting coins in to a jar). These relationships extend to the development of language, as words and phrases are symbols of world concepts.