Interaction design vs. Usability -> differences in competency
20 Jul 2004 - 4:23am
10 years ago
zayera at bluewin.ch
I would like to discuss the issues, of Interaction design vs. Usability.
>From my perspective, since I am trying to fit into both "Shoes" I find it very difficult to work in a Team, where only Usability Experts are around,
and noone representing Interaction design or a broader UX-perspective.
I have been thinking about why it is so?
Could it be that the "design-thinking" is completely uncomprehendable for
some Usability Experts? Meaning that they don't understand that there are
FUNDAMENTAL differences both approaches.
Or is it because 2 competencies are trying to attack a problem/solve an issue
with different mindsets and think that the other person is not "qualified"
enough to appreciate their work?
So therefore I would like to ask, if any of you have similiar experiences?
And how do you go about it?
Another issues seems also to be a Geographical & Cultural one...where both
competencies are perceived and enacted differently depending on which Country
& Culture we are talking about. In my case it is Swedish vs. Swiss :-(
Even though both European, these cultures and work mentally differ very much.
So therefore I am womdering if it is better in other countries?