2,000-year-old definition of rhetoric still applies today. As a result,
designers who understand the rhetorical nature of the interfaces they
create will be better equipped to make educated design decisions.
(Wendy Winn and Kati Beck "The Persuasive Power of Design Elements")
theory is the driving force in the design (of sites).
Winn and Kati Beck "The Persuasive Power of Design Elements")
We have reached a point where the various media evolve so rapidly
that the inventors and the practitioners have blurred into one holistic
unit, like a science lab hosting a creative-writing seminar. There
are no artists working in the interface medium who are not, in one
way or another, engineers as well. This has always been the case
with culture and technology, of course; it's just that we used to
pretend it was otherwise, by dutifully keeping the painters and
the mechanics separate, on the college campuses, in the museum halls,
on the bookshelves....The artisans of interface culture don't bother
wasting time with these arbitrary divisions. Their medium reinvents
itself too quickly for false oppositions between creative types
and programmers. They have become something else, some new fusion
of artist and engineer -interfacers, cyberpunks, Web masters - charged
with the epic task of representing our digital machines, making
sense of information in its raw form (Johnson 7).
The location of visual elements in the UI
has a huge impact on how the user interprets information.
Rick Oppedisan, 2002
interactivity is not about clicking on icons or downloading files,
it’s about encouraging communication.
Ed Scholssberg, 2002
creating a new interface between the self, the other, and the world
beyond, media technologies become part of the self, the other, and
the world beyond. They form the building blocks, and even in some
sense the foundation, for what we now increasingly think of as 'the
social construction of reality' (Erik Davis Techgnosis