Motion and the clay of interaction design

David Malouf, Professor of Interaction Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design, is in constant pursuit of the “clay” of interaction design (IxD) – the “something” that interaction designers are manipulating. He thinks that one possible property of said “clay” may be motion or movement and explores the idea in a highly recommended article.

“What I’m interested in is motion as an aesthetic regardless of perceived or real audience. The question I ask is if certain movements just feel better than others at an aesthetic level and further that perception is manipulated by other interacting factors.”

Make sure to read how his understanding of capoeira has influenced him in his thinking.

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