Experience Design vs. Interface Design

…for they had gone out on a limb—but isn’t that where the fruit is?

—Jeff Lowe

For years we have spoken about the human-computer interface and user interface design. This has always been about where the human and the computer meet. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of books on the subject.

Nevertheless, or perhaps because of this, the term interface has been falling into disfavour.

For a few years, it seemed that Interaction Design was going to be the new buzzword. Various schools started to have programs in the area. People had Interaction Designer as the job description printed on their business cards. But the most significant indicator of the currency of the term was the number of people who claim ...

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