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Scott RileyMindful Designhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4234-6_9

9. The Anatomy of an Interaction

Scott Riley1 
Nottingham, UK

We have spent a good while extoling the virtues of systematic approaches to design by diving into an exploration of the more granular, moment-to-moment interactions that form the building blocks of our interfaces feels opportune.

While I believe that adopting a systematic mindset and that finding ways to communicate that are referential to overarching systems are increasingly important skills for designers to practice, there’s no denying that a huge part of our work—and our value—lies in the finer details. Even through the definitely cynical lens that a comparatively long and eclectic ...

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