7 Cutting-Edge Career Paths in Interaction Design for the Next Generation

Interaction design think about how users will browse a product, interact with various features, and how the product will respond

Preeti Anand
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As technology becomes more integrated into all aspects of human existence, it necessitates the development of methods for interacting with it, often known as "Interaction Design."  Setting the alarm, making the ideal cup of morning coffee, monitoring heart rate, completing taxes, planning meals, controlling lights, and centre-locking the house are all made possible by technology. uitive while accomplishing increasingly complicated tasks. As a result of the increased demand for interaction design as a field, it has gained scale and traction while continuing to expand.


List of possible job titles for someone practising interface design based on their area of expertise:

Interaction Designers create the whole interaction between a user and a digital product or service. Interaction designers think about how users will browse a product, interact with various features, and how the product will respond to user activities. Interaction designers are increasingly focused not only on screen-based gadgets but also on the IoT, or Internet of Things, as more and more houses become automated.

User Experience (UX) Designer: This position entails developing digital products and services to provide a favourable user experience. UX designers perform research, create wireframes, and build prototypes. They frequently collaborate with developers to adapt their designs into finished products. Tech-savvy interaction designers are designing immersive user experiences in virtual and augmented reality.


Designer of User Interfaces (UI): UI designers concentrate on the visual aspects of digital products and services. They are in charge of designing a product or service's whole look and feel, including layout, font, and colour. They may also go by the more traditional title of Visual Designer in some businesses, where their position may focus more on generating visually appealing and brand-consistent designs.

Designer of Services: Service designers are concerned with creating a smooth end-to-end service experience. They consider all user and service interactions, including digital and physical interactions. They may conduct surveys, interviews, and usability testing to obtain a deeper understanding of user demands and behaviours.

Information Architect: Information architects arrange information so people can quickly discover and explore it. They design information hierarchies, navigation systems, and search capabilities.


While these titles may be known to many, as the profession advances in line with technology and the issues that come with it, specific new-age employment options in Interaction design that focus on humanising technology have developed, such as:

Voice User Interface (VUI) Design: Compared to other interaction design sub-fields, VUI design is still in its infancy. However, it is fast expanding and gaining traction as more businesses and organisations implement voice-enabled technologies.

Digital Wellness Designers are in charge of creating digital products and services that support technology's healthy and balanced use. They could aim to decrease screen time, foster mindfulness, and keep healthy practices.


Ethical Designer: Ethical designers are in charge of ensuring that digital products and services are ethically developed. They may avoid dangerous technological usage and ensure user data is protected and used correctly.

The following may have had a forerunner in the now-defunct title of HCI Specialist in the 1990s and 2000s. However, these are not only neologisms; as the field's scale of operations grows—since no business is untouched by technology—larger organisations may afford to employ professionals for these specific tasks based on the organization's specialist demands.

Finally, here's a reference to position titles on the outskirts of interaction design that could pique someone's interest: Designer of Human-Centered AI, Digital Anthropologist, and "Humanising Technologist."

These are just a few of the numerous career options available in interaction design. This industry will undoubtedly have many new and fascinating opportunities as technology advances.