Interactive Design

User interaction design has been practiced in a variety of formats since before the development of the internet, however, it has definitely enjoyed a large increase of popularity alongside the world wide web. User-interaction design is not limited to websites, it encompasses the design of many user interfaces including interactive ticketing kiosks, electronic equipment such as digital cameras, handheld and mobile devices and varied computer applications. Interaction design also ranges to consumer television through cable and satellite television interfaces and interactive DVD and blu-ray menus.

The field of interactive design is populated with graphic designers, user-interaction designers, front end programmers, back end programmers, analysts, web developers and information architects. While some people traverse all of these fields, interactive design is typically a collaborative effort of multiple individuals or organizations. Interactive designers place a focus on easily communicating information through an intuitive interface while being as unobtrusive as possible.