Defining Interaction Design

I set out writing my paper on the history of interaction design with the idea that I’d try not to define it. That way I wouldn’t have to deal with defending my definition. I’m finding that a definition may indeed be necessary.

Part of the reason is that the Coroflot Design Firm Database lists 384 companies in the US that do interaction design. I couldn’t believe it, so I selected one at random. The results were less than spectacular. I simply can’t believe that a company with a website like this knows a single thing about interaction design (note the disappearing navigation elements). Ugh.

Dear readers of what is your definition of interaction design?

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