Should Interaction Design control/influence user behavior?
8 May 2009 - 12:42pm
5 years ago
Brad Ty Nunnally
Since behavior is the name of the game for us, how much influence do you
think we should have on it? Is it simply something we should re-enforce, or
are we allowed to take it a step farther and introduce new behaviors? This
has been a question that has been rolling around in my head ever since I was
introduced to Interaction Design and User Experience.
Some claim there is an ethical issue that arises any time someone tries to
influence another with or without their consent. Being a student of
philosophy I can see the gray line that separates the ethical issue, but I
rest that on the shoulders of the individual designers rather than the
community as a whole.