It seems that although IxDers do not necessarily have their hands deep in technology in terms of the implementation of it, we still need to know the capabilities of the technology behind what we are designing, so as to not request impossible solutions. Working on different types of technical products (other than web technology) is one of my goals for the future.
Those of you who do not ONLY do IxD for websites/web applications, what product types did you begin your IxD experience? Then, how did you transition from one to another? For example, if you started out in the web, how did you move on to doing IxD for medical devices, hand-held non-web applications, desktop apps, etc.? For, I would assume that the technology behind such products as medical devices is so very different than what is used for the web. Do any of you shift product types depending on the project, or have you just shifted product types as a whole? What is the most difficult part of making such transitions?