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Interaction design

Expertise

Interaction design
We combine physical design, interaction and software to create new and innovative IT concepts that take the physical environment and products into account.

User-friendliness is becoming an overused concept, but the usability of a computer-based information system hinges on how easy you can interact with the system. This is the case for user interfaces in traditional Windows / Mac systems based on interaction with windows, menus, mouse etc. and it its furthermore the case for new interaction forms based on touch screens in smartphones, tablets and large display solutions including smart boards.
Our services in the field of Interaction design:
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Interaction design

Interaction design

UX
Usability

We develop user interfaces on traditional platforms such as Windows PCs and Macs and mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, display solutions, etc. We have core competencies and extensive experience with interaction design and usability in different settings.

 

We also design physical units with integrated information technology. This can be furniture, textiles, exhibitions and various installations.

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Interactive installations

Interactive installations

Physical installations
User involvement
Urban spaces

The time is past when you should keep off the grass, when art could only be observed, and information technology and the office PC were the same thing.


At present modern people have different and greater requirements for the design and use of public spaces. At the Alexandra Institute we are experts in resolving this challenge. It is crucial that the integration of IT in the surroundings takes place on the users' conditions - whether it is information, experiences, entertainment or exercise for the citizens.

 
Therefore, experiments with software prototypes and spatial installations are central working methods for us as technology is developed with active user participation.

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Smart products

Smart products

Servitization
IoT
Design
Development

In many areas information and communication technologies are being integrated into products.

 

They become accessible on the web with positioning and tracking built in. They send data about their condition and can be upgraded with new online software, and they can be operated remotely from computers, tablets and phones.

 

The products can be upgraded to deliver new types of services after they are no longer in production. In this way, information technology is different from most other technologies that are part of the products. This sets new requirements for both design and development, production and the subsequent service.

The latest interaction forms include the use of sensors and actuators, camera tracking and multi-touch displays that support different types of motion-based interaction. And the interaction often requires an interplay with the physical environment – the so-called augmented reality. There is also a growing tendency to integrate it into our physical environment, and the development of computer-based physical installations is growing rapidly.

We develop user interfaces on traditional platforms such as Windows PCs and Macs and mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, display solutions, etc. We have core competencies and extensive experience with interaction design and usability in different settings.

 

We also design physical units with integrated information technology. This can be furniture, textiles, exhibitions and various installations.

The time is past when you should keep off the grass, when art could only be observed, and information technology and the office PC were the same thing.


At present modern people have different and greater requirements for the design and use of public spaces. At the Alexandra Institute we are experts in resolving this challenge. It is crucial that the integration of IT in the surroundings takes place on the users' conditions - whether it is information, experiences, entertainment or exercise for the citizens.

 
Therefore, experiments with software prototypes and spatial installations are central working methods for us as technology is developed with active user participation.

In many areas information and communication technologies are being integrated into products.

 

They become accessible on the web with positioning and tracking built in. They send data about their condition and can be upgraded with new online software, and they can be operated remotely from computers, tablets and phones.

 

The products can be upgraded to deliver new types of services after they are no longer in production. In this way, information technology is different from most other technologies that are part of the products. This sets new requirements for both design and development, production and the subsequent service.

Contact us to get the latest knowledge on how to integrate IT in the physical environment.

Contact
Area Manager, Interaction, Professor, PhD
+45 21 49 56 34
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