IxD definition WAS Interaction Design forESLTextbooks?
14 Sep 2007 - 12:47pm
5 years ago
Jack L. Moffett
On Sep 14, 2007, at 1:13 PM, Jeff White wrote:
> That is way different than saying that every possible human > interaction is the province of interaction designers.
Perhaps this statement encapsulates our disagreement. Just because I
believe that an Interaction Designer can be of value in most cases of
human interaction, doesn't mean that I think I am king of that
domain. I can contribute—I don't need to own it.
> I made an assumption that you think you can do any profession more > effectively than whoever is doing it now,
Most certainly not!
> or help them make it better.
> I think to accomplish what you're talking about, IxD'ers need to have > expertise in every single subject matter imanginable.
No. But they need to learn about the subject matter they are dealing
with on a project. They don't need to become a subject matter expert,
but they need enough knowledge to understand the domain and
communicate with its practitioners.