SpoolCast: Interaction Design Frameworks Seminar Q&A Follow-up

Jared Spool

June 3rd, 2009

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Guest Robert Hoekman, Jr. answers questions about interaction design frameworks.
Duration: 22m | 12 MB
Recorded: May, 2009
Brian Christiansen, UIE Podcast Producer
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Robert Hoekman, Jr. recently joined us for a Virtual Seminar on Interaction Design Frameworks, called, Web Anatomy: Interaction Design with Frameworks. The concept is a new one, and Robert and I are exploring and introducing the concept in new book due out shortly. The seminar (which is still available) was well-received, and we asked Robert back to help us answer some audience questions we did not have time to discuss during the seminar.

Here’s the list of the questions we discussed,

  • Do you see being able to abstract information architecture into set frameworks?
  • Should design patterns really be referred to as production patterns that fit within creative frameworks?
  • Are you basing design patterns on generally accepted Web standards or what’s standard within the uses of the business?
  • If you’re assembling a site with anatomical framework pieces, how do you avoid building a Frankenstein?
  • Is there any relationship between an IxD framework, and a UI framework like jQuery?
  • If everything is encapsulated and solved with an Interaction Design framework… will there be less need for Interaction designers in the future and more need for visual designers to differentiate?

Tune in and see how Robert thinks frameworks could make your job noticeably easier and perhaps even more interesting. If you still have questions, let us know in the comments.

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