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What is Interactive Graphics?

Interactive Graphics? 🤷‍♀️

First, let's talk about the term Interactive Graphics. If you google it, most of the results are probably related to data analysis and infographics or maybe some (often oldschool) visualization techniques, which may be a bit confusing, because this is NOT what we are talking about.

We use the term Interactive Graphics here, because our content correspond to specific competence standard in Estonian vocational school system, where the curriculum is named Interaktiivne graafika.

Basically we talk about beginner/medium level WEB/UI/UX design skills with basic understanding of front-end process, markup and coding languages.

Foundations of User Experience (UX)

📺 Let's start with a video "What Is UX Design? - An Introduction" from Career Foundry Youtube channel


📺 ...and another one from Google's UX Design Certificate program

User interface (UI)

A user interface (UI) is the space where interactions between humans and machines occur. In the era of digital machines, the user interface is most often something thet yo see on your screen. But there are some other options too...


A little bit of history, background (and future): The World Is Our Interface – The Evolution of UI Design

The roles of UI/UX designer has a nice article about this.

📺 This Is What A Typical Day In The Life Of A UX Designer Looks Like from Career Foundry

What distinguishes digital and traditional graphic design

Main points:

  • print vs screen
  • static vs dynamic elements
  • fixed vs responsive "canvas"
  • final vs iterations
  • data analysis