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LE02: 21/02/2020

Master in Informatics and Computing Engineering
Database and Web Applications Laboratory
Instance: 2019/2020

Lecture #2 :: 21/02/2020


By the end of this class, the student should be able to:

  • Understand the concept of User-Centered Design in Interaction Design.
  • Describe each stage of Interaction Design Process.
  • Understand how and when to use Design Patterns.
  • Learn best practices in Interaction Design.


  • What is Interaction Design?
  • Interaction Design Process
  • User Centred Design
  • IxD, UX and UI
  • Interaction Design Dimensions
  • Mental Models
  • Interaction Design Principles
  • User Interface Elements
  • Design Patterns
  • What do Interaction Designers Do?
  • Wireflows


  • Dix, A., Finlay, J., Abowd, G. D., & Beale, R. (2004). Human–Computer Interaction, Third Edition. Pearson.
  • Cooper, A., Reimann, R., Cronin, D., & Cooper, A. (2007). About face 3: The essentials of interaction design. Indianapolis, In: Wiley Pub.
  • Preece, J., Rogers, Y., & Sharp, H. (2015). Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, Fourth edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • Kalbach, J. (2007). Designing Web Navigation. Sebastopol, CA: O’Reilly Media, Inc.
  • Saffer, D. (2010). Designing for Interaction — Creating Innovative Applications and Devices. Berkeley, CA: New Riders.
  • Morville, P., Rosenfeld, L., Arango, J. (2015). Information Architecture: For the Web and Beyond, 4th Edition, O'Reilly Media.
  • Moggridge, B., & Atkinson, B. (2007). Designing interactions. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.
  • Tidwell, J. (2005). Designing Interfaces, Second Edition, O'Reilly Media.



  • An introduction to Interaction Design, by Andreia Pinto de Sousa. Principles, Patterns, and Usability.1)

LBAW, 2019/20

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