Our interactions with technologies -- from texts to interfaces -- are guided by subconscious processes initiated by an item's design. The better technical communicators understand such psychological processes, the better they can create usable interactive designs. This presentation introduces attendees to the psychology of interactive design and presents methods for applying this understanding to design and communication practices.
The psychological processes affecting how individuals interact with products and how to identify and desing for such factors when creating technical communication products.
No prior knowledge of topic needed.
Kirk St.Amant is a Professor and the Eunice C. Williamson Endowed Chair of Technical Communication at Louisiana Tech University (USA) and is the Director of the University's Center for Health and Medical Communication (CHMC). He is also an Adjunct Professor of International Health and Medical Communication with the University of Limerick (Ireland) and a Research Fellow and Affiliated Faculty Member in Usability and Design with the University of Strasbourg (France).