Creative Coding in Interaction Design
with Tim Stutts
Creative coding is a practice that is infused in everything from programming 3D-printed furniture to generative, motion graphics for a commercial–essentially any place where design and development can overlap into a singular, art-directed process. But what is its place in the interaction design (UI/UX) field within the highly requirement-driven software industry? Can raw programmatic exploration for the sake of ideation amount to great, usable end-products? As interaction design touches on applications with increasingly advanced, off-screen technologies, traditional deliverables such as wireframes and user-flows in themselves can distance the designer from the technology and fail to fully explore the combined potential of the human and the application. On the other extreme, a designer may choose to work directly with API’s, but find themselves in over their head. The solution and middle ground is the creative coding platform.
Presented at FITC Toronto 2014 on April 27-29, 2014
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