Psychology of Interaction Design

This course covers many of the major topics that will help you understand and integrate psychological interaction principles into your applications. Dedicated developers and seasoned designers alike will benefit from the lessons learned here.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 22, 2019
Duration
51m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 22, 2019
Duration
51m
Description

At the core of interaction design are a thorough knowledge of psychology and the ability to anticipate and build around users' needs. In this course, Psychology of Interaction Design, you will learn many of the psychological principles used today to create engaging and intuitive applications. First, you will learn the 5 core pillars of interaction design. Next, you will discover many of the popular psychological methods your favorites apps and sites are using today. Finally, you will explore how to understand the brain's cyclical pattern before and after every single interaction. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to create more intuitive and engaging applications and websites.

About the author
About the author

I'm a user experience and interface designer who works in gaming, automotive, mobile and web applications.

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Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Trevor Wernisch, and welcome to my course, Psychology of Interaction Design. I'm a user interface and experienced designer that gets to work on all sorts of fun mediums from mobile and web applications to gaming and vehicle interfaces. This course is going to cover many of the major topics you should know about to understand and integrate psychological principles into your applications. If you've ever used an app that felt super smooth, intuitive, and just clicked, well, to ensure that, they were leveraging many of these same principles we'll be covering. Whether you're a dedicated developer who creates their own front ends or a seasoned designer that wants to up their game, the topics covered here should not be overlooked. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include the five core pillars of interaction design and how they apply to your systems, the gestalt principles that will help you make your content and layouts feel more cohesive, putting ourselves in our users' shoes, understanding their mental models and their motivation behind interactions, and the interaction design model, the split-second decisions are brains go through during every single interaction and how you could leverage the cycle to improve user flow. By the end of this course, you'll have a wide and solid foundation of psychological principles you can immediately begin applying to your interfaces to help improve your visitor's experience. Before beginning this course, you should have average computer knowledge and a basic understanding of software development, user interfaces, and the internet. I hope you'll join me on this journey to advance your interaction design knowhow with the Psychology of Interaction Design course, at Pluralsight.