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Thoughts on Interaction Design by Jon Kolko

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Chapter Six. Interaction Design and Communication
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If “a picture is worth a thousand words,” consider the worth, in words, of a product. Are the products in your house talking? What are they saying?

The designer as persuader

Design can be thought of as a form of communication. This does not imply that combining shapes into forms is like combining letters into words. Instead, a designer associates and embeds existing words into his design, which then becomes a proxy for the designer himself. This view of design language is the view of designer as persuader. This is discussed at length by Richard Buchanan in his text “Declaration by Design: Rhetoric, ...

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