Why do We Engage in Interaction Design Projects? What are the Driving Motivations?

  • technology-driven as in the search for applications of new ( or exisiting ) technologies
  • problem-driven as a way of finding solutions to solve problems
  • need-driven as a way of identifying and addressing specific needs
  • communication-driven as in finding ways to communicate information and messages
  • question-driven as inquiry ( from mundane to philosophical )
  • critique-driven as a catalyst for challenging the status quo
  • reflection-driven as a way to reflect upon interaction design and design in general