Microinteractions - The Power of Small Things

For years, designers have been encouraged to look at the big picture and create ‘Big Designs Up Front’. While working on a large scale, it is easy to forget small things; things that bring a human side to products. It’s the little things that close the bridge between average and awesome experiences. In Dan Saffer’s words, the difference between the products you love and the ones you don’t are these little things, called microinteractions. Microinteractions play an important role in the digital design world.

In this talk, Parimala Hariprasad introduces you to microinteractions, and how you can consciously design engaging, delightful and clever experiences that delight users. The design of any product is only as good as its little details. If microinteractions are bad, product features, no matter how beautifully done, could be surrounded by pain and frustration, driving users away.  

Key takeaways include learning about the fundamentals of microinteractions, design principles that guide microinteractions, how microinteractions define user experiences in a positive way and most importantly, how to incorporate microinteractions into the designs and test them using vivid examples and case studies.

 
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In this talk, Parimala Hariprasad introduces you to microinteractions, and how you can consciously design engaging, delightful and clever experiences that delight users. The design of any product is only as good as its little details. If microinteractions are bad, product features, no matter how beautifully done, could be surrounded by pain and frustration, driving users away.

Learning Outcome

Key takeaways include learning about the fundamentals of microinteractions, design principles that guide microinteractions, how microinteractions define user experiences in a positive way and most importantly, how to incorporate microinteractions into the designs and test them using vivid examples and case studies.

Target Audience

Product Managers, UX Specialists, Designers, Developers, Testers

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  • Balaji Ganesh N
    By Balaji Ganesh N  ~  11 months ago
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    I think this topic fits better under Lean Product Discovery track.

    Would be great if you can share your thoughts on how this fits into the agile mindset track.

    Thanks,

    Balaji

    • Parimala Hariprasad
      By Parimala Hariprasad  ~  11 months ago
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      Hello Balaji,

       

      Microinteractions is an approach that is applicable to any Software Development Methodology, be it Agile or Lean. I think my topic fits into agile mindset track, because I applied this approach into our existing Agile Methodology Framework for existing products and saw great value in it. 

      I hope this helps.

      Regards,

      Pari