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New Interaction Design Techniques to Try in 2007

I'm always trying to increase the toolbox. Here's some stuff I want to try on projects next year.

  • Objects and Actions Analysis. From Blink. "A method of documenting what data (objects) need to be manipulated and what functions (actions) can be performed on the objects."
  • Task Analysis Grid. From Todd Warfel. "This single document allows anyone looking at it to see the entire scope of a project, figure out what’s in this release (1) as well as what we’re planning for future releases (2, 3, and 4). It’s an extremely effective artifact for getting everyone on the same page."
  • Movies for Motion in Product Design. By Ben Hopson. A "method for sketching motion concepts."
  • Bucket Testing. via Gino Zahnd. "A great tool for designing emergent systems."
  • Digital Diaries. From Celine Pering at frog. A "novel hybrid technique [in which] participants used voicemail, email, and digital photographs to “record” their daily behaviors."

Any more I should try?

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