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I am a user experience enthusiast, seeking challenging and scholastic projects in the area of human computer interaction. I particularly have interest in information taxonomy, context aware design on the web and data visualisation. However I also focus a lot on JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5 and other aspects of front end implementation and believe great design occur with an in depth knowledge of its medium.


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Hi Chris, this was addressed for you
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Designing interactions is an endeavour by human to implant predetermined forms of engagement in an interactive system in order to support the tasks its anticipated users are expected to accomplish using that system. Similar to humans, the state of interactive systems is also dictated by the conditions of their existence. Subsequently designing interactions and experiences for an interactive system cannot derive from a realistic perception of that system unless the designer has an in depth understanding of the capabilities and attributes of that system.
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Unfortunately this separation sometimes is also heavily publicised by people who have a lot of influence in the field. I recall that in 2009 Mr Garrett gave a lecture on the state of user experience. In his lecture is said “If you're going to be a designer you have to define the medium within which you design. But as we look at the world of user experience this point of view starts to seem a little bit outdated. I call this approach "mediumism," and this is the way that a lot of design schools still teach design – medium by medium”
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Thank you for amending your vote.
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But as for the performance statement, I beg to disagree, as computational performance and perceived performance are both aspects of user efficiency and subsequently user experience. And although these two aspects of user experience are heavily intertwined, sadly the general misconception is that computational performance is the concern of front-end developers and perceived performance is what interaction designers should focus on.
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Fascinating stuff! I guess based on your personal scenario as an interdisciplinary practitioner you are able to translate business objectives into design solutions but also those solutions well fit your development team as you know their technical capabilities and the technologies that they work with. Which is pretty much my argument in the paper and the reason for doing the survey, to find out how many people like you are other there and how many think otherwise.
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Thank you for your insightful answers. I also believe that realistic design decisions are not possible without fully apprehending the capabilities of the medium we are designing for. I will probably add a new question regarding whether practitioners think it is their area to know such things or not. perhaps it's some of them who voted me down! :)